Combatting oil pollution in vulnerable areas

This report contains an explanation of the vulnerability charts that were drawn up for the Caribbean Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) in the event of an oil spill.

Combatting oil spills
In order to properly combat oil spills and to ensure that the requisite crisis management tasks are implemented efficiently, it is important to know what is in the area, which methods can be applied, and which areas have a higher priority than others. Moreover, some areas are protected by legislation.

Vulnerable areas
In the charts of all three islands in the Caribbean Netherlands, and separately for the Saba Bank, an overview of vulnerable areas has been compiled. The overview also specifies extra-sensitive areas in the various seasons.

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