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New World/Ya Mawlaya

Name
New World/Ya Mawlaya
Accident date
21/12/1994
Location
Portugal
Accident area
200 nautical miles off Cape St. Vincent
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Collision
Nature of pollutant
heavy fuel oil
Quantity spilled
2, 500 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Tanker
Flag
Hong Kong
Owner
Appellant World Tanker Carriers Corp., Liberia

On 21 December 1994, the Hong Kong registered tanker New World was travelling from Gabon to France when it collided with the Cypriot bulk carrier Ya Mawlaya 200 miles off Cape St Vincent (Portugal).

The collision caused an explosion and a fire, in which 8 crew members were killed. The two vessels were damaged and 2,500 tonnes of heavy fuel oil were spilt at sea.

Bulk carrier Ya Mawlaya after collision with New World
Bulk carrier Ya Mawlaya after collision with New World

Sources:

- The OSPAR Comission

- OpenJurist

- www.manupatrainternational.in

Last update: 25/09/2009