Natural Hazards: Unique Imagery: Oil Spill off South Korea

adamDisasters, Earth Observation, Water

After the 146,000-ton tanker, Hebei Spirit, collided with another vessel on Friday, December 7, around 10,000 tons of crude oil spilled into the coastal waters of the Yellow Sea just Southwest of Seoul, Korea. The extent of the spill is shown here in an image taken using Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR).