Accidents

The last ten years have seen a steadily growing maritime traffic - a sign for the intensified co-op​eration in the Baltic Sea region and a prospering economy.

This also means that ship accidents causing marine pollution have become more probable. HELCOM is annually collecting data on ship accidents in the Baltic Sea.

Check the HELCOM Map and Data Service and HELCOM Shipping Accidents map viewer for more information on the accidents in the Baltic Sea and preparedness of the Baltic Sea countries to respond to them.

A table containing information on the dedicated response resources in the Baltic Sea (as of December 2011) can be found here.

 Major oil incidents in the Baltic

​Year​Name​Tons of oil spilled
Location​
​2003​Fu Shan Hai​1200​Bornholm, Denmark/Sweden
​2001​Baltic Carrier​2700​Kadetrenden, Denmark
​1998​Nunki​100 (m3)
​Kalundborg Fjord, Denmark
​1995​Hual Trooper​180​The Sound, Sweden
​1990​Volgoneft1000​​Karlskrona, Sweden

  
  
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Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 20132014ShippingNo
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