This is how North Sea accidents can be reduced

The number of incidents and oil spills on some of the busiest sailing routes can be combated in a somewhat simple way, according to a new and comprehensive risk assessment of the greater North Sea on which consultants including Cowi have served as consultants.
Photo: Gerald Herbert
Photo: Gerald Herbert

The countries by the North Sea are now able to ensure the highest level of preparedness for oil spills and incidents in the region, which is home to some of the busiest routes in the world. The first international risk assessment for oil pollution in the greater North Sea is completed, and a set of new mutual traffic regulations for the many vessels in the North Sea could prove to be an effective tool, says Carsten Jürgensen of Cowi, which served as main contractor for the initative.

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