The last ten years have seen a steadily growing maritime traffic – a sign for the intensified co-operation 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.
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|