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Champion Trader

Nom
Champion Trader
Date de l'accident
29/10/1998
Lieu
USA
Zone du naufrage
Mississippi River, Louisiana
Zone du déversement
Inshore
Cause de l'accident
Explosion
Quantité transportée
800 m3 of heavy fuel oil
Nature polluant
Heavy fuel oil, palm oil
Type de navire / structure
Longueur
0
Largeur
0
Tirant d'eau
0

On 29th October 1998, an explosion occurred onboard the Champion Trader, killing one person and injuring five others.

The explosion resulted in the release of 14 m3 of heavy fuel oil and 460 tonnes of palm oil into Southwest Pass, in the Mississippi Delta (Louisiana).

An oil slick formed, spreading over a 3 km stretch of the Mississippi River. Only 20 tonnes of palm oil were recovered.

The US Coast Guard did not observe any damage to the flora and fauna.

The cost of clean-up operations was estimated at around US $600,000.

Sources:

- MAMACA Emina, GIRIN Michel, LE FLOCH Stéphane and EL ZIR Rawad, 2009, Review of chemical spills at sea and lessons learnt, Interspill 2009 conference
- Incident news

See also

Vegetable oil spills at sea, Cedre operational guide

Last update on 05/06/2014

See also

Vegetable oil spills at sea, Cedre operational guide

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