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Marine Environmental Preparedness in Denmark: DEMA, Municipalities and Harbors (2/3)

In this three-part blog series the roles of different stakeholders participating in the oil spill response in shallow waters and coastal areas in Denmark are explained. In this second article, the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Elsinore Fire Department as a representative of municipal authorities, and Brøndby harbor as an example of harbors are introduced.

The Baltic Carrier Accident in 2001 (4/4): What’s Next?

In the previous articles, the facts of the greatest oil spill in Danish waters were presented. 2,700 tonnes of oil leaked from the bunker ship Baltic Carrier on 29 March 2001 near the island of Falster, Denmark. For two weeks, Danish, German, and Swedish authorities cooperated to contain and collect the oil on sea and in shallow waters. In the following months, the affected municipalities continued the cleaning operation on the shores. By the end of July 2001, a total of 10,750 tonnes of oil and oil contaminated material had been collected. But is there more to the story?