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Kaptan Manolis I

Name
Kaptan Manolis I
Accident date
10/01/1996
Location
Tunisia
Accident area
off Cap Bon
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Structural damage
Product transported
Phosphates
Quantity transported
5, 000 tonnes
Nature of pollutant
phosphates + bunker oil
Quantity spilled
5,000 tonnes of phosphates + 104 tonnes of bunker oil
Ship / structure type
Cargo vessel
Built date
1976
Flag
Cypriot

On 10 January 1996, the Cypriot cargo vessel Kaptan Manolis I suffered a leak while sailing off Cap Bon (Tunisia). The ship sank with its cargo of 5,000 tonnes of phosphates and 104 tonnes of bunker oil. The crew was rescued.

Sources:

- IMO/UNEP/MAP/REMPEC, 2004, List of alerts and accidents in the Mediterranean
- HOOKE, Norman, 1997, Maritime Casualties 1963-1996, second edition, LLP Limited, Londres

Last update: 10/02/2010