The survey is conducted on behalf of the
and Coastguard Agency and generates statistics concerning incidents involving
discharges of oil, noxious liquid substances and garbage from all types of
vessels and offshore oil and gas installations. The survey report describes the
different categories and types of reported discharges together with their
locations and estimated volumes. Additional details are provided on
prosecutions brought by the competent authorities with background information on
events related to larger incidents.
of reports published since 2000 can be downloaded from the UK Marine and
Coastguard Agency's website (www.mcga.gov.uk)
under Environment (Counter pollution and Response) on the main menu.
files are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format)
Photographic Evidence of the Effects of Oil
Pollution Damage to the UK Coastlne
surveys of packaged chemical and other hazardous items recovered on beaches and
in the coastal waters of the UK
Since the 1970s ACOPS and the Keep Britain Tidy Group
have monitored incidents in UK waters involving
encounters with lost chemical cargoes, munitions,
pyrotechnics and other potentially hazardous items.
A summary of the latest survey undertaken
between 2002-2003 for the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency
is provided below: