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Golar Patricia

Name
Golar Patricia
Accident date
05/11/1973
Location
Spain
Accident area
130 miles off the Canary Islands
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Explosion
Nature of pollutant
bunker oil
Quantity spilled
10, 000 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Oil tanker
Built date
1969
Flag
Liberian

On 5 November 1973, the oil tanker Golar Patricia broke in two following three violent explosions and sank 130 miles off the Canary Islands.

One of the 43 crew members was killed in the accident and 10,000 tonnes of bunker fuel leaked out of the tanks and into the sea.

The Golar Patricia sinking
The Golar Patricia sinking
Last update: 02/03/2009