ITOPF: Number of oil tanker spills in 2019 the lowest in 50 years

The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) issued its oil spill statistics, noting a continuing decrease at the frequency of oil spills from tankers. With one large and two medium oil spills in 2019, the number in 2019 was the lowest in 50 years, ITOPF notes. 

ITOPF: Downward trend in tanker spills continues

Over half-way into this decade and the downward trend in oil spills from tankers continues, ITOPF notes. The average number of large oil spills from tankers, i.e. greater than 700 tonnes, has progressively reduced and since 2010 averages 1.7 per year.

Trends in oil spills from tankers

  ITOPF presented earlier this year at INTERSPILL conference a poster which depicts the trends in oil spills from tankers…

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