Case Studies

METULA, Chile, 1974

METULA, Chile, 1974

METULA grounded in the eastern Strait of Magellan, Chile, on 9th August 1974. About 47,000 tonnes of light Arabian crude oil and 3,000 to 4,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil are estimated to be have been lost.

Categories: Chile, Oil, Oil Tanker, Americas, Fate of Oil Spills, Environmental effects

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SEA STAR, Gulf of Oman, 1972

SEA STAR, Gulf of Oman, 1972

The South Korean tanker SEA STAR collided with the Brazilian tanker HORTA BARBOSA in the Gulf of Oman, on 19th December 1972. The incident resulted in the spillage of approximately 115,000 tonnes of crude oil.

Categories: Oman, Oil, Oil Tanker, Asia

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TORREY CANYON, United Kingdom, 1967

TORREY CANYON, United Kingdom, 1967

TORREY CANYON ran aground near Lands End, Cornwall on 18th March 1967. Thousands of tonnes of oil were soon spilling from the stricken vessel's ruptured tanks and during the next 12 days the entire cargo of approximately 119,000 tonnes of Kuwait crude oil was lost.

Categories: United Kingdom, Oil, Oil Tanker, Europe, Environmental effects

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