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Oil, chemicals and unexploded
ordinances on board sunken World War II warships and merchant vessels pose a
real and ever present marine pollution risk to the nations of the Pacific and
East Asian Region. Sea Australia (through Rean Monfils) was involved with
an ongoing project of the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP),
through its Pacific Ocean Pollution Prevention Programme (PACPOL) to highlight
to the Pacific nations the extent of the risk posed by vessels lost in World War
The SPREP project involved a risk
assessment, intense data collection and the creation of a Geographic Information
System (GIS) database, which detailed the type, tonnage and location of vessels
lost across the Pacific during the War. In 2003 SPREP commissioned Sea
Australia to create the 'Regional Strategy to Address Marine Pollution from WWII
Shipwrecks in the Pacific' interactive CD-ROM. At this time the total count of
WWII vessels in the Pacific database was over 3,800 which equated to over 13
million tons of vessels, including over 330 tankers.
World War II vessels in the
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