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EVS Marine Pollution Final Report-PDF

EVS Marine Pollution Final Report-PDF

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The major sources of oil spill pollution are the following:

1. Tanker accidents: Large tankers carrying oil over the sea increase the possibility of more

oil spillage in the event of an accident.

2. Ballast water: When unloaded, returning tankers fill sea water as ballast to be carried in the

compartments previously occupied by oil. The walls of compartments are cleaned with

dinging oil by powerful seawater jets hence ballast water inevitably acquires a considerable

quantity of oil, which when discharged causes unacceptable oil spill pollution.

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