The tanker owners' perspective on oil spill response (1997)

23 May 2014

The tanker owners' perspective on oil spill response (1997)

Dr Tosh Moller

Paper presented at ARPEL Seminar 'Managerial Strategy for Oil Spills in Latin America' 24-26 March 1997, Kingston, Jamaica

The occurrence of major oil spills with costly and far-reaching effects has created the need for cooperation between different countries, and between government and industry. The aim of this paper is to review, from a shipping perspective, the role of industry in dealing with oil pollution incidents arising from the transportation of oil. In this context, the shipping community is represented by the ship owners and operators, including some of the major oil companies. The wider oil industry also has a separate involvement as owners of oil tanker cargoes and as oil importers.

Categories: Spill Response, Papers

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