Over the last few years, industry has undergone a significant growth and as a consequence, the risk of accidents that have an impact on the environment has risen at the same rate.

Unfortunately, the coastal environment is not oblivious to the problem. Nowadays, all kinds of goods arrive at our ports; fuel is loaded and unloaded, bilge and fuel deposits operations are carried out, tanks are cleaned etc., accidents and operational errors occur produce the spillages. The causes are varied. Hydrocarbon spillages are also frequent in building and navy repair shipyards, refineries, scrapyards, ports, marinas, harbour fuel stations, etc., which is why with excessive frequency the spillages that occur are mostly “eliminated” with products that are even more pollutant.

This “ant effect” no longer goes unnoticed by the public and it is beginning to be spread by the media as it can have a serious impact on environmental and economic activities such as recreational and industrial activities. The effects on tourist activities, beaches, nautical sports, fish farming, mussel farming, waterworks, shipyards, etc., may cause a serious economic crisis, causing consumers to lose trust, apart from the irreparable damage to the environment.

On the other hand, this situation means a continuous incorporation of hydrocarbons into the food chain of fish, shellfish, and seaweeds of our coast which end up on our tables, with the resulting risks to our health.

Due to this, the competent authorities fine companies who faced with a spillage lack the appropriate equipment for this eventuality.

To this must be added the cost (which would be very expensive) should we hire a company to eliminate the spillage.

It’s profitable to look after the environment.
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