TIP 8 - Use of Sorbent Materials in Oil Spill Response
ITOPF Use of Sorbent Materials in Oil Spill Response (23 MB)
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Several factors, such as inadequate dredging, ice accumulation, or even scheduled lock maintenance, that impact one part of the system can create ripple effects throughout the maritime system as a whole, resulting in possible vessel damage or shipping bottlenecks.