Table 5-6
Commercial Vessel--Spills from Facilities and Vessels by Type (Volume >10,000 GALLONS), 2002-2005

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Pollution substances count as values Facility 
Fixed platform  Non-marine facility/location  Pipeline  Unspecified Waterfront facility  Facility  Mystery spill  Other 
2002 1 0 0 1 3 5 2 0
2003 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1
2004 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
2005 0 1 1 0 8 10 0 0

Pollution substances count as values Vessel 
Commercial fishing vessel  Freight ship  Mobile offshore drilling unit  Offshore supply vessel  Tank barge  Tank ship  Towing vessel  Vessel 
2002 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 4
2003 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
2004 0 2 0 1 2 6 0 11
2005 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 6

NOTE: Does not include legacy data.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Personal communication, Sept. 7, 2006.

  • Most spills occur on waterfront facilities.
  • Tank barges are the source for most spills from vessels



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