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More ships in the Baltic increases risk of oil pollution

More tankers are sailing in the Baltic region than previously. This increases the risk of oil pollution which necessitates improvements of the radar system monitoring, state several experts, according to the online media, ingenioren.dk.  

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Increased oil transportation has heightened the risk of major oil pollution in Danish waters markedly. This emerges from a new analysis of the shipping traffic in the Baltic and the inner Danish waters. The marine environment organization of the Baltic countries, Helcom, commissioned the consultative engineering firm Cowi to carry out the analysis, writes the online media ingenioren.dk

In 2011, 11.589 tanker ships and 27.019 freighters sailed past Skagen while north of Bornholm, 9.470 tanker ships and 32.445 freighters passed by.

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