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Focus on: Vessel Loss of Propulsion Incidents

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18-08-019December 2018
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Author(s) Sara Thompson, Mike Lynch
Description The Washington Department of Ecology Spills Program collects information on loss of propulsion (LOP) incidents that have the potential to impact Washington waters. In 2016, there were about 7,267 entering transits of regulated cargo, passenger, and tank vessels into Washington and 49 LOP incidents. This equates to one LOP about every 150 entering transits. While the number of LOPs may appear to be small, each one had the potential to trigger events that could lead to an oil spill.
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Keywords vessel traffic, vessel, data, oil spill prevention, loss of propulsion (LOP)
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