Wreck of the Tanker Volgoneft-139 in the Kerch Strait on November 11, 2007

  • Dmitry Ya FashchukEmail author
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


In Chap. 2 of the monograph, the calculated trajectories of oil product slick in the Kerch Strait under the influence of different wind situations and prevailing currents in case of the hypothetical 1500 t oil spill in consequence of the tanker wreck were shown as an illustration of the prognostic marine ecological maps. By a twist of fate, on November 11, 2007 during the extreme storm in the strait the tanker Volgoneft-139 which stood at the anchorage broke in two, and more than 1000 t of fuel oil came into the sea de facto. We made the analysis of this accident on the basis of geographic ecological research and prognostic calculations by hydrodynamic model of oil spill SPILLMOD


Bottom Sediment Taman Peninsula Kerch Peninsula Fore Body Crimean Coast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Russian Academy of ScienceInstitute of GeographyMoscowRussia

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