The variety of potential risks affecting
oil tanker routes vary in nature and by virtue of the geographical location.
The main crude oil transportation
routes are statistically the areas where a major accident is most likely
to happen. However even minor transportation routes can become the site
of a disaster.
Risks should therefore be assessed according to a number of factors and the best possible precautionary measures should be put in place throughout the production lifecycle, from the extraction of crude oil to the distribution of refined products.
It is crucial to be well organised in order to avoid all spills caused by negligence and to effectively combat accidents.
Routes of the Prestige and the Erika