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Region:    Asia

Hual Europe Ship Grounding Habitat Recovery Study Japan

International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund IOPCF - Project Dates:
June 2003 - January 2004

Description of Project:
The car carrier Hual Europe was driven ashore by a typhoon in Japan.

Services Provided:
A joint report with ITOPF was prepared that provided a detail assessment of the recovery of the habitats and benthos following the ships grounding and subsequent partial destruction by fire. Based on this, a prognosis for future fisheries productivity was made, together with assessments of the timescale for recovery. With Homarus Ltd.