This ‘Risk Review’ will evaluate the risk of a serious mineral oil spill occurring in UK waters from shipping, including oils carried as both cargo and bunkers, and offshore installations. The Risk Review will examine:
– The nature of the risk, i.e. the quantities of oil products being carried, the types and their properties;
– The likelihood of a serious spill from shipping or offshore installations in light of developments in ship and rig design and operation and analysis of historic spills and near misses; and
– The future look, i.e. how anticipated changes in industry, or deteriorating infrastructure/decommissioning, will affect the level of risk.