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 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

Reports on Shipping Accidents

LinkYearAction areaAvailable in print
BSEP1652019Response to spills; Shipping;no
Report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea from 2014 to 20172018Shipping;no
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 20132014Shipping;No
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 20122012Shipping;No
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area duraing 20112011Shipping;No

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2010
2010Shipping;No
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2009 2009Shipping;No
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2008 2008Shipping;No

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2007
2007Shipping;No
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2006 2006Shipping;No

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2005
2005Shipping;No
Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2004 2004Shipping;No

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2003
2003Shipping;No

Annual report on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2002
2002Shipping;No
Compilation on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 2000-2001 2001Shipping;No

Compilation on shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area during 1989-1999
2000Shipping;No