Oil Spill

WHS that have been hit by significant oil spill after their inscription.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
East Rennell "On 4 February 2019, the bulk carrier MV Solomon Trader ran aground in Kangava Bay, Rennell Island, while loading bauxite ore. While the grounding and consecutive oil spill occurred just outside the World Heritage property, there is concern for a possible impact on the World Heritage site and the livelihoods of the local communities."
Gough and Inaccessible Islands oil from the wrecked freighter 'Oliva' ... reached Inaccessible Island (2011)
Olympic National Park "The park has suffered two large oil spills from offshore shipping since 1988 and remains vulnerable to such accident" (Coastal WHS book), once in 1991.
The Sundarbans small coastal oil tanker sank after being rammed by another vessel from behind, releasing approximately 400,000 liters of oil in the water (2014)
West Norwegian Fjords large amount of oil has leaked from a cruise ship in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Geiranger fjord (2009)


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