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British Trent

Nom
British Trent
Date de l'accident
03/06/1993
Lieu
North Sea
Zone du naufrage
off the coast of Belgium
Zone du déversement
Offshore
Cause de l'accident
Collision
Quantité transportée
24, 000 tonnes
Nature polluant
unleaded petrol (U. S. unleaded gasoline)
Type de navire / structure
Date de construction
1973
Lieu de construction
Eriksbergs Mv Ab, Gothenburg
Longueur
171.46
Largeur
25.05
Tirant d'eau
12.55
Pavillon
Bermudan
Propriétaire
BP Shipping Ltd
P&I Club
Britannia P&I

On 3 June 1993, the tanker the British Trent, sailing from Antwerp to Fiumicino (Italy) with a load of 24,000 tonnes of unleaded petrol, collided with the Panamanian bulk carrier the Western Winner in calm seas but thick fog. The latter was not seriously damaged. The British Trent caught fire after the collision. 7 crew members died, 2 were reported missing and 6 were seriously injured.

The tanker was leaking from her port side. Even though a large part of the petrol burnt in the fire, a slick of 5,100 tonnes was reported. The remaining petrol was transferred to another tanker and the British Trent was taken in tow to Rotterdam on 10 June, where she was sold to Turkish shipbreakers and towed to Aliaga, where she was demolished in July.

There was no impact on the shoreline.

Source:

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

Last update on 02/06/2004
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