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Monte Ulia

Name
Monte Ulia
Accident date
26/07/1970
Location
England
Accident area
Thames
Spill area
Inland waters
Cause of spill
Collision
Nature of pollutant
crude and fuel oil
Quantity spilled
500 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Oil tanker
Built date
1952
Flag
Spanish

On 26 July 1970, the Spanish tanker the Monte Ulia collided with a pier on the river Thames. 500 tonnes of crude and fuel were spilled into the river. The total cost for the damages amounted to £900,000 (1.35 million euros). Cleaning costs were of £200,000 (0.3 million euros).

Sources:

- IFP, Banques de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tonnes, 1970-1974, Réf. 26 704, Janvier 1979

Last update: 02/06/2004