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Abdul Rahman

Name
Abdul Rahman
Accident date
20/11/1997
Location
Libya
Accident area
off Benghazi
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Grounding (grounding)
Nature of pollutant
ammonium nitrate, ferrosilicon, caustic soda, black honey, bunker fuel oil
Quantity spilled
1,500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 500 tonnes of ferrosilicon, 100 tonnes of caustic soda, 100 tonnes of black honey
Ship / structure type
Cargo vessel
Built date
1971
Flag
Egyptian

On 20 November 1997, the Egyptian cargo vessel Abdul Rahman ran aground off Benghazi (Libya). Due to this accident, the vessel was badly damaged. Some of the bunker fuel oil and part of the cargo (1,500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 500 tonnes of ferrosilicon, 100 tonnes of caustic soda, 100 tonnes of black honey) were spilled at sea.
The pollution was monitored but no specific action was carried out.

 

Sources:

- IMO/UNEP/MAP/REMPEC, 2008, Statistical analysis for alerts and accidents database

- IMO/UNEP/MAP/REMPEC, 2004, List of alerts and accidents in the Mediterranean

Last update: 14/09/2009

External links

Ammonium Nitrate, Material Safety Data Sheets

Sodium Hydroxide, Material Safety Data Sheets