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Action against oil pollution

January 2005

Although over the years the amount of oil produced and transported has greatly increased as the world’s economy has expanded, the amount of oil spilt has decreased. This reduction is primarily due to the concerted efforts of the various stakeholders in the oil supply chain to develop more effective preventative measures. This guide focuses on the transportation of oil by ship and is the result of a collaborative effort by many organisations who have an interest in the prevention and/or mitigation of oil pollution and its effects on the marine environment.

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