The Oil Spill Incident in Vietnam


  •   Phuoc Quy Phong Nguyen


At present, oil spills are a potential threat to coastal states. In many sea areas of the sea, the phenomenon of "black tide" is common. There are many causes for this situation such as collisions, accidents of water transport vehicles (especially oil tankers), oilrig incident, oil spill incident due to geological changes, waste oil burglary on the sea. For Vietnam, about 200 million tons of oil are transported each year through the sea. In the process of transporting and exploiting offshore, there may be incidents leading to oil spills into the sea, polluting the marine environment. According to statistics, in the past 20 years, about 10 oil spills have been recorded annually, especially in 2012, there were 12 cases affecting the estuarine and coastal environment of Vietnam and coastal ecosystems as well as coastal resorts. This article presents a report on oil spills occurring in Vietnam and policies of the Vietnamese government to respond to oil spills.

Keywords: Oil Spill, Oil Slick, Policy, Vietnam


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Nguyen, P.Q.P. 2018. The Oil Spill Incident in Vietnam. European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research. 3, 7 (Jul. 2018), 1–4. DOI:

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