Case Studies

ATLANTIC EMPRESS, West Indies, 1979

ATLANTIC EMPRESS, West Indies, 1979

On 19 July 1979 two fully loaded VLCCs (very large crude carriers), the ATLANTIC EMPRESS and AEGEAN CAPTAIN, were involved in a collision approximately 10 miles off Tobago during a tropical rainstorm. Both vessels began leaking oil immediately after the collision and both caught fire.

Categories: West Indies, Oil, Oil Tanker, Americas

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