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Al Bacruz

Name
Al Bacruz
Accident date
14/01/1970
Location
Portugal
Accident area
300 miles east of Azores
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Weather conditions
Nature of pollutant
crude oil
Quantity spilled
20, 400 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Oil tanker
Built date
1954
Flag
Liberian

On 14 January 1970, 300 nautical miles east of Azores, the Liberian oil tanker Al Bacruz sprung a leak in the machine room. This caused the vessel to sink with its cargo of 20,400 tonnes of crude oil.

 

Source:

- Banque de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tonnes - Volume II - 1970-1974, Janvier 1979, Institut Français du Pétrole

Last update: 01/02/2009