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Splendid Breeze

Nom
Splendid Breeze
Date de l'accident
06/12/1973
Lieu
Spain
Zone du naufrage
Off the Salvage Islands, between the Canary Islands and Madeira
Zone du déversement
Offshore
Cause de l'accident
Avarie
Nature polluant
Bunker fuel
Type de navire / structure
Date de construction
1965
Longueur
0
Largeur
0
Tirant d'eau
0
Pavillon
Liberian

On 6 December 1973, the tanker Splendid Breeze was travelling from Liverpool to Mena Al Ahmadi (Kuwait) when it grounded off the Salvage Islands, 85 miles north of the Canaries.
 
Four days later, the vessel broke in two and sank. 2,000 tonnes of bunker fuel were spilt at sea.
The 36 crew members were rescued and taken to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain).

Sources:

- HOOKE, Norman, 1997, Maritime Casualties 1963-1996, second edition, LLP Limited, Londres
- Banque de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tonnes - Volume II - 1970-1974, Janvier 1979, Institut Français du Pétrole

Last update on 02/03/2009
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