Danish navy helps cut oil spills

Denmark is successfully enforcing regional rules controlling oil pollution from shipping in the North and Baltic Seas, news agency Ritzau reported today. The Danish admiralty reports that coastal oil spills fell by one-third in the first half of this year compared with the same period in 2000. It is claiming success for its policy of challenging more vessels in its role to ensure respect for new rules that require all ships in the Baltic to produce documentation showing where they intend to deliver oil wastes for treatment (EED 19/01/99). See Danish admiralty.

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