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Global oil spill volume to number of oil tanker spill incidents ratio 1970-2019

Ratio of oil spilt to number of oil tanker spill incidents worldwide each decade from 1970 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

1970 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Oil spills larger in size than 7 tons of oil.
** The disparity of the size of oil spills is apparent when comparing the share of oil spilt to the number of incidents that correspond to each of the two categories given for each decade.
The acronym ITOPF stands for The International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited.

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