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Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: is the Baltic Sea Region ready to combat such threats?

Huge amounts of crude oil polluted the Gulf of Mexico after the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon faced explosions and sank on 22 April (see more from The New York Times).

Is the Baltic Sea Region ready to deal with a similar threat? Two projects part-financed by the Baltic Sea Region Programme "Brisk" and "Baltic Master II" deal with the risk of oil spill, response capacity to an oil spill at sea and pollution prevention.

To learn more go to www.brisk.helcom.fi (Brisk - risk of spill of oil and hazardous substances in the Baltic Sea) and www.balticmaster.org (Baltic Master II - Maritime safety - Transport and Environment in the Baltic Sea Region).



published 28.04.2010