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Although there have not been many accidents in connection with transport of goods in Denmark, the potential is there, and recently the subject has been given some attention. The study focuses on groundings and collisions where a route bends twice in the Great Belt, shows accident frequencies per ship per year, and reveals the frequency of collisions. By combining the records for transports of dangerous goods and the accident frequencies, it is possible to estimate the number of accidents for ships carrying dangerous goods. Another section shows the possibility for a spillage above 100 t from a tanker carrying oil, if a certain type of accident occurs. Applying the different alternatives to the estimated Danish accidents, the result is a possibility of a spillage (above 100 t) in the Great Belt and Oresend of approximately 0.4 per year. This conclusion agrees with the observed frequency of accidents in the area.

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Authors: ROMER H, JRC Ispra (IT);PETERSEN H J S, DTU, Institut für Kemiteknik, Lyngby (DK);OLSEN S B, DTU, Institut für Kemiteknik, Lyngby (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Dansk Kemi, Vol. 8 (1994) pp. 22-23
Record Number: 199411333 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: da
Available languages: da
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