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Infiniti

Name
Infiniti
Accident date
31/07/1995
Location
Curacao
Accident area
Caribbean Sea
Spill area
Inshore
Cause of spill
Grounding
Nature of pollutant
rice
Quantity spilled
400 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Cargo vessel

During summer 1995, the cargo ship Infiniti grounded on a coral reef near Curacao Island in the Caribbean Sea. 400 tonnes of rice were spilled and rotted slowly on corals living close to the accident area.

Source:

- MAMACA Emina, GIRIN Michel, LE FLOCH Stéphane and EL ZIR Rawad, 2009, Review of chemical spills at sea and lessons learnt, Interspill conference 2009

Last update: 30/11/2009

See also

Fénès, Date : 25/09/1996, Location : France

Rofayda, Date : 28/07/1999, Location : Cyprus