8. Oil Spills in Cold Climates
31 March 2021
“Oil Spills in Cold Climates” explores the technical and logistical considerations and challenges that would need to be overcome in the event of a spill in icy waters. It includes footage shot in Svalbard (during both 24-hr darkness and 24-hr daylight conditions), aboard Fednav’s icebreaking bulk carrier UMIAK in Quebec, and during an Arctic survival training course attended by ITOPF staff in Sweden. Contributions from the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Fednav, and the International Chamber of Shipping bring first-hand experience of operating in ice-infested waters, and the challenges and concerns faced by the shipping industry as it seeks to exploit shorter voyage times as northern routes open up.