Environmental implications of oil spills from shipping accidents.

  title={Environmental implications of oil spills from shipping accidents.},
  author={Justyna Rogowska and Jacek Namiesnik},
  journal={Reviews of environmental contamination and toxicology},
Since ancient times, ships have sunk during storms, either as a result of collisions with other vessels or running onto rocks. However, the ever-increasing importance of crude oil in the twentieth century and the corresponding growth in the world's tanker fleet have drawn attention to the negative implications of sea transport. Disasters involving tankers like the Torrey Canyon or the Amoco Cadiz have shown how dramatic the consequences of such an accident may be. The effects of oil spills at… CONTINUE READING

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