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Pavlos V

Name
Pavlos V
Accident date
11/01/1978
Location
Italy
Accident area
off Sicily
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Fire
Nature of pollutant
fuel
Quantity spilled
1, 500 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Tanker
Built date
1951
Flag
Greek

On 11 January 1978, the Pavlos V was travelling from Wilhelmshaven (Germany) to Milazzo (Italy) when a fire broke out in the machine room.

The fire spread throughout the entire vessel and the crew had to abandon ship. Two men died in this accident.

The Italian tug Ciclope Secundo managed to extinguish the fire and began to tow the Pavlos V towards Italy. Unfortunately, the severely damaged tanker went on fire and finally sank on 6 February 1965 off the port of Trapani (Sicily).

Source:

- HOOKE, Norman, 1997, Maritime Casualties 1963-1996, second edition, LLP Limited, Londres

Last update: 02/02/2009