Abstract

After a description of the international regulatory framework, this paper examines the European project DE.E.P.P. and provides an overview of shipwreck databases in Italy. Afterwards, it reconstructs the recent history of the supertanker VLCC Haven which represents one of the largest Mediterranean shipwrecks. The findings of this paper emphasize the need to unify all the various agencies databases into a national Territorial Information System of potentially polluting wrecks. This System would be completed by all the information available in archives and press, to allow an adequate environmental risk monitoring and classification of shipwrecks in the Italian seas.

Publication Date

11-2009

Journal or Conference Title

International Hydrographic Review

Volume

No. 2 (2009)

Pages

52-60

Publisher Place

Monaco

Publisher

International Hydrographic Organization

Document Type

Journal Article

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