Assessment of various alternative scenarios for action after the accident of the “Prestige” oil tanker (2002, Galicia, Spain). Various hypothesis for action were analysed in two specific aspects: towing the damaged vessel and the evolution of spills.

Taking the weather conditions on that date into consideration (wind, waves, currents and tides), a comparative assessment was made of the various navigation routes, towing capacity, spill volume and sequence, and foreseeable environmental damage.