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Oil Recovery co-operation in the Baltic Sea -brochure

HELCOM, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE

Helsinki 2012

oil_esite_kork130px.jpg.jpThe amount of oil transported in the Baltic has increased significantly, particularly in the Gulf of Finland, with the opening of new Russian oil harbours. There are now 17 large oil harbours in the Baltic Sea. The annual oil transport has already exceeded 250 million tonnes per year and the amount is expected to grow.  Through the Convention on the Protection of the Marine En­vironment of the Baltic Sea Area (HELCOM), Baltic coastal states have committed to cooperate to effectively respond to any oil spills by collecting the oil with vessels specially equipped for this purpose. Brochures have been produced with the contribution of the Civil Protection Financial Instrument of the European Union (DG ECHO).

Published 2013-04-09 at 13:48, updated 2013-04-25 at 12:08

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