Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

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 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 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

Reports on Shipping Accidents

LinkYearAction areaAvailable in print
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 20182019Shippingno
BSEP1652019Response to spills; Shippingno
Report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea from 2014 to 20172018Shippingno
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 20132014ShippingNo
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 20122012ShippingNo
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area duraing 20112011ShippingNo

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2010
2010ShippingNo
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2009 2009ShippingNo
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2008 2008ShippingNo

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2007
2007ShippingNo
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2006 2006ShippingNo

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2005
2005ShippingNo
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2004 2004ShippingNo

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2003
2003ShippingNo

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2002
2002ShippingNo
Compilation on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2000-2001 2001ShippingNo

Compilation on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 1989-1999
2000ShippingNo