Maritime Oil Transport and Tanker Accidents - 1950-2015 Review

  1. Alejandro Urbano Gómez Correa
  2. José Agustín González Almeida
  3. Federico Padrón Martín
Journal:
Journal of maritime research: JMR

ISSN: 1697-4840

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 17

Issue: 1

Pages: 101-111

Type: Article

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  • Social Sciences: C
  • Human Sciences: C

Abstract

The evolution of the maritime transport of oil and hydrocarbons in general is closely linked to the oilindustry and therefore moves within an economic framework and interests at international level.Maritime accidents involving oil tankers are a serious problem due to the spills of polluting substancesinto the sea that they cause, and although it is an international problem that reached its peak with theaccidents and spills of the 1970s, awareness of it has not been raised until a few years ago.The prevention of maritime accidents, the development of appropriate regulations to minimise risks andthe quantification of the effects on the environment, as well as the economic and social impact of thesespills, requires an in-depth analysis of the causes and effects that have led to accidents involving theseships over the past decades, and at this precise moment, an assessment of how the sector has evolvedand where we stand with respect to past times and how to face the future that lies ahead