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Tanker spills timeline

March 26 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Torrey Canyon disaster off the southwest coast of England. It remains the UK’s biggest oil spill, with an estimated 119 tonnes of crude oil lost.

The shipping industry and regulators have since worked to ensure prevention of such incidents, with greater preparedness, accountability and liability in cases where they do happen.

Why download the full infographic?

  • Understand the regulatory changes that have led to the drastic decrease in tanker spills over five decades
  • See the full tanker spills timeline up to 2010
  • View the tanker spills trend over time from 1970 to the present day

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