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Janina

Name
Janina
Accident date
18/01/1957
Location
Portugal
Accident area
off the coast of Vigo
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Fire
Nature of pollutant
light fuel oil
Quantity spilled
10,000 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Oil tanker
Built date
1948
Flag
French

On 18 January 1957, the Janina was loaded with light fuel oil when she went on fire then sank, spilling 10,000 tonnes of her cargo into the sea. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain unknown to us.

Source:

- Banque de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tonnes - Volume I - 1955-1969, Janvier 1979, Institut Français du Pétrole

Last update: 02/02/2009