South Korea has announced that it will outlaw single-hulled oil tankers in its waters by January 2011, four years earlier than its original goal, due to the country’s largest oil spill in December. The December spill dumped about 2.7 million gallons of oil some five miles off the country’s coast when a barge struck a massive single-hulled tanker, puncturing it in three places. As of this month, South Korea estimated that some 43 percent of its imported crude oil is brought via single-hulled tanker.