You are at:

Afran Zodiac

Name
Afran Zodiac
Accident date
11/01/1975
Location
Ireland
Accident area
Bantry Bay
Spill area
Port/harbour
Cause of spill
Collision
Nature of pollutant
heavy fuel oil (Bunker C)
Quantity spilled
500 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Oil tanker
Built date
1973
Flag
Liberian

On 11 January 1975, the Liberian tanker the Afran Zodiac collided with a tug in Bantry Bay next to the oil terminal. 4 km of shoreline were polluted by the thick slick (1 cm and thicker).

Response teams sprayed dispersants on the oil slicks. The response operations were coordinated by helicopter.

Source:

  • IFP, Banques de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tonnes, 1975-1979, Ref. 26 714, January 1979.
Last update: 02/06/2004