CIVIL LIABILITY FOR MARINE OIL POLLUTION DAMAGE
|Publisher||Kluwer Law International|
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As we all know, the distribution of the oil resources of our planet is quite uneven and that is the reason why the most of the subject hydrocarbon has to be transported by the ships. In fact, the maritime transportation of oil across the oceans is mainly a sort of one-way trade involving the supply and consuming states. Among the major established routes for the oil carriage there are Middle East/Southern Asia to America, China and Japan, and Western Europe.
And, actually, these are the routes on which the incidents involving the marine pollution by oil occur. The oil has been treated as the main energy source for the mankind starting from the times of the World War Two. The number of oil movements has drastically increased and nowadays the huge number of oil tankers is delivered on the regular basis in order to satisfy the demand for the oil transportation.
It is of no surprise that the problem of oil pollution has also increased and is considered one of the most serious problems in the field of marine pollution today, because the oil is one of the worst pollutants. It results in the very negative consequences – not only environmental but also economic and social. A single oil spill can eventually result in so many problems not limited to the ecology.
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