Petroleum pollution by Volgoneft-248 tanker accident occured on 29.12.1999 in Istanbul, Florya-Küçükçekmece area
Erdoğan Okuş, Kasım C. Güven, Ayhan Uysal, Selma Ünlü, Tuncay Gezgin, Filiz Nesimigil, Selin Cumalı, Ahmet Yalçın
Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Sciences and Management, Müşküle Sokak 3, 34116 Vefa, Istanbul, TURKEY
In this work petroleum pollution of Volganeft-248 tanker accident was investigated in Florya and Küçükçekmece area in Sea of Marmara. After the accident 4365 tones oil spill in this area. The analysis was made by UVF and GC/MS during the 40 month s survey. After the accident the oil pollution was 14.05 g/L at S3 seawater and 441 µg/g at A4 sediment. The oil pollution has decreased to 0.94 µg/L in seawater and to 9.6 µg/g in sediment in April 2003.
Keywords: Volgoneft-248, accident, Florya, Küçükçekmece