STUDY SHOWS TANKER SPILLS ABOUT EQUAL FROM GROUNDINGS AND COLLISIONS

Figures compiled by International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Ltd., London, dispel the commonly held belief that tanker groundings are more significant than collisions in terms of oil pollution. During the past 21 years, the number of spills and volumes released after collisions and groundings were almost the same, said Catherine Grey, the federation's database manager. The federation said efforts to design environmentally safer tankers, such as those with double hulls, to minimize

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