Chemical Spills and Emergency Management at Sea

Proceedings of the First International Conference on “Chemical Spills and Emergency Management at Sea”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 15–18, 1988

  • P. Bockholts
  • I. Heidebrink
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Prevention/Preparedness for Accidents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. O. H. J. Dijxhoorn
      Pages 3-14
    3. Terence M. Hayes
      Pages 15-27
  3. Risk Analysis

  4. Emergency Response to Chemical Spills

  5. Reporting and Communication/Immediate Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. John Østergaard
      Pages 173-191
    3. Arne Kjær Sørensen
      Pages 193-198
    4. C. G. Ulf Bjurman
      Pages 199-205
  6. Information Collection/Information Systems

  7. Ecological Effects of Chemical Spills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Klavs Bender
      Pages 277-283
  8. Analysis of Historical Events

  9. Decision Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Laurens M. Schrijnen
      Pages 363-369
  10. Liability/Assurance

  11. Accidental Pollution of Inland Waterways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. Stanley L. Laskowski, Thomas C. Voltaggio
      Pages 421-434
  12. Research and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445

About these proceedings


International shipping is of great importance for the transport of a great many types of cargo. Substances and products considered dangerous constitute almost 50% of all the payload. It is obvious that stringent regulations are required in order to minimize the risks of accidents. These regulations, which are derived from good practice and which are based on research, have been adopted by a great number of countries. However, emergencies do occur in spite of all precautions. Such emergencies require fast and adequate response in order to confine the consequences for man and his environment to a minimum. Emergency response has political, legal, financial and technical aspects. This makes decision making extremely difficult. The papers carefully prepared and assembled in this book present an up-to-date picture of today's achievements, knowledge and difficulties that are being faced. It was the intention of Oilchem Recovery Denmark and TNO to bring the wide scatter of aspects together in a joined perspective. We also intended to spread the information on latest developments among the many people who are involved in combating calamities and in particular in decision making. Finally, we hope that this conference may help all of us to come to a safer transport of chemicals and a better aquatic environment. We thank all the authors for their magnificent contribution.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Bockholts
    • 1
  • I. Heidebrink
    • 1
  1. 1.TNO Department of Industrial SafetyApeldoornThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6887-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0887-1
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