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Title: Oil spill risk assessment on the Maltese coastal areas
Authors: Gauci, Adam Pierre
Drago, Aldo
Azzopardi, Joel
Deidun, Alan
Bonnici, A.
Keywords: Oil spills -- Management
Oil spills -- Malta
Oil pollution of the sea -- Malta -- Mediterranean Coast
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Mediterranee
Citation: Gauci, A., Drago, A., Azzopardi, J., Deidun, A., & Bonnici, A. (2013). Oil spill risk assessment on the Maltese coastal areas. Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Médit., 40,145.
Abstract: A significant percentage of the global oil transport goes through the Mediterranean sea. Most of the maritime traffic carrying oil and other dangerous liquid substances travels across the Malta Channel. The risk of marine spillages within the stretch of sea between Malta and Sicily is very high and beaching on the Maltese shores can cause irreversible environmental damage at the detriment of important economic resources. The aim of this work is to determine the probability and volume percentage of oil that would reach the coast in case of an accident in the proximity of the Maltese Islands. Various spill scenarios are considered to get a realistic estimate as much as possible.
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