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.
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|