What are types of fluid spills?
- Types of Fluid Spills.
- Oil Spills.
- Hydraulic Fluid Spills.
- Chemical Spills.
Where are oil spills most common?
- Gulf of Mexico (267 spills)
- Northeastern U.S. (140 spills)
- Mediterranean Sea (127 spills)
- Persian Gulf (108 spills)
- North Sea (75 spills)
- Japan (60 spills)
- Baltic Sea (52 spills)
- United Kingdom and English Channel (49 spills)
What is the biggest oil spill? On April 20, 2010, the oil drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, operating in the Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded and sank resulting in the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon and the largest spill of oil in the history of marine oil drilling operations.
What was the most recent oil spill? On October 2nd, 2021, a major oil spill was detected in Southern California, originating from an underwater pipe connected to the Elly platform about 4.5 miles offshore near Long Beach, California. There is now a high degree of confidence that the spill amount is approximately 24,696 gallons.