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- The number of oil spills from tankers has seen a significant decrease.
- Also the quantity of oil spilled has decreased dramatically.
Understanding oil spills
Oil spills have long been recognized as disasters that can have severe social, economic, and environmental impacts. They are essentially an unintended release of crude oil or refined petroleum products into the environment. The spillages may stem from tankers, rigs, wells, or offshore platforms.
While they're most common in marine environments, such spills can also occur on land. Their effects are manifold, resulting in dire consequences for local ecosystems and incurring significant expenses for the clean-up process.
Good news in tanker oil spills
In recent decades, we've seen substantial progress in mitigating the frequency and impact of oil spills from tankers. These are the container ships specifically designed to transport large quantities of oil.
The number of oil spills from tankers has seen a significant decrease.
Also the quantity of oil spilled has decreased dramatically.