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Spabunker IV

Nom
Spabunker IV
Date de l'accident
21/01/2003
Lieu
Spain
Zone du naufrage
Port of Algeciras, Andalusia
Zone du déversement
Offshore
Cause de l'accident
Conditions météo
Nature polluant
Light fuel oil and diesel oil
Type de navire / structure
Longueur
0
Largeur
0
Tirant d'eau
0

On 21 January 2003, the oil barge the Spabunker IV, in charge of supplying fuel for the vessels in the Algeciras area, was caught in a storm. The adverse weather conditions caused a leak and, at around 4 am, the barge sank in waters 50 m deep with 1,000 tonnes of oil onboard (900 tonnes of light fuel oil and 100 tonnes of diesel).

The two crew members were rescued from the sea but the captain was reported missing. His body was found later that day.

The small amount of pollution which resulted was quickly controlled. Pumping operations and the refloating of the wreck were contracted to the British company Titan Marine, and were financed by the oil company CEPSA, the owners of the barge.

Sources:

- Incident of Spabunker IV off the south of Spain , 21/01/03, European Commission
- Une péniche avec 1.000 tonnes de combustible coule à Algésiras, 21/01/03, Agence France Presse

Last update on 02/02/2009
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