Recent Case Studies

This section contains summaries of major spills from 1967 to the present day, looking at the incident, response, our involvement together with selected bibliographies and web links, where available.

Below shows the most recent profiles, to access the full list of case histories please use the link below, search using the filter on the right hand side or use the interactive map. 

Five most recent case studies:

SILVER, Morocco, 2013

On 23rd December 2013, after encountering heavy weather, the chemical and product tanker SILVER grounded on a sandbank off the coast of Tan-Tan in South Morocco while entering the port of El Ouatia. The vessel was carrying 4,940 tonnes of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) 380 as cargo, 190 tonnes of HFO 380 as bunker fuel and 24 tonnes of Marine Gas Oil (MGO).

Categories: Africa, Oil, Product Tanker, Morocco

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KHARK 5, off Morocco, 1989

On 19th December 1989, Iranian tanker KHARK 5, carrying 280,000 tonnes of Iranian heavy crude oil, was damaged in a storm, exploded and caught fire approximately 150 nautical miles off the coast of Morocco, north east of the Canary Islands.

Categories: Africa, Oil, Oil Tanker, Morocco

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