IMO – OIL SPILLS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
DRAFT recommendations on improving the treatment of oil spills have been agreed by the International Maritime Organisation, during the UN agency's third research and development Forum on High Density Oil Spill Response.

Experts present discussed the particular problems posed by this kind of pollution, including its high viscosity and tendency to sink. The recommendations promote the development of new detection and treatment systems and the sharing of technical expertise between IMO, governments and industry, (including oil producers, ...


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