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Hot spotScrapped ships in the Kola Fjord
RegionMurmansk Oblast
SectorScrapped ships
Reason for being a hot spot122 scrapped ships are located in Kola Fjord contributing to its pollution, increasing navigation risk and causing economic losses.
Status in elimination procedureNo information
Environmental status in 2003 reportAbout 200 ships at dump sites and sunken in the bay
Present statusIn 2011: More than 200 sunken and abandoned ships in the Kola Bay.
Joint projects 
Actions doneThe dump site near Lavna was partly cleaned (20 ships removed).
OwnerFederal ownership