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Anastasia J.L.

Name
Anastasia J.L.
Accident date
07/10/1970
Location
Portugal
Accident area
360 miles northeast of Azores
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Weather conditions
Nature of pollutant
Venezuelan crude oil
Quantity spilled
18, 500 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Tanker
Built date
1952
Flag
Greek

On 7 October 1970, a heavy storm caused a breach in the hull of Anastasia J. L., resulting in the flooding of the machine room. The 33 crew members abandoned the vessel and reached safety as the tanker was sinking.

The shipwrecking led to the spillage of 18,500 tonnes of oil 360 nautical miles off the coast of Azores.

Source:

- HOOKE, Norman, 1997, Maritime Casualties 1963-1996, second edition, LLP Limited, Londres

Last update: 02/03/2009