treasure disaster was just such an example the ship was denied a harbour berth because it was in such poor condition and it was being towed out to sink without emptying the oil in it first. When it's tow rope brike and the ship drifted onto some rocks.
UCT Demography Unit
Many breeding pairs are broken up when they are relocated by man to prevent them becoming oiled as well. Beaches become covered in oil so much that one almost cannot recognise the sea as water at all, the sand and rocks are covered in a thick layer of oil. This can also damage the tourism industry to certain places especially if the damage is to bird and wildlife. Every time an oil spill occurs around South Africa the Government has to fund it's clean u,. thereby obviously decreasing Government funds normally used for other purposes
There are a few solutions to this problem, the most obvious but most difficult way is to phase out oil and fossil fuels completely, and use hydrogen and fuel cell power only. The other solution is to strengthen the hulls of ship, so that it is actually impossible to sink them, which can be done but not without a very costly process.