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Scaieni

Name
Scaieni
Accident date
07/12/1991
Location
Italy
Accident area
East of Sicily
Spill area
Offshore
Cause of spill
Weather conditions
Product transported
Ammonium nitrate
Quantity transported
3,057 tonnes
Nature of pollutant
Ammonium nitrate
Quantity spilled
3,057 tonnes
Ship / structure type
Cargo vessel
Built date
1980
Length
105.80 m
Width
14.60 m
Flag
Romanian

On 7 December 1991, on its way from Constanza (Romania) to France, the Romanian cargo ship Scaieni was caught in a storm. It sank east of Sicily (Italy) with its cargo of 3 057 tonnes of ammonium nitrate. 1 crew member was killed and 10 went missing.

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: 16/02/2010

See also

Grandcamp, Date : 16/04/1947 Location: United States

Ocean Liberty, Date : 28/07/1947 Location: France

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