- Splendid Breeze
- Accident date
- Accident area
- Off the Salvage Islands, between the Canary Islands and Madeira
- Spill area
- Cause of spill
- Structural damage
- Nature of pollutant
- Bunker fuel
- Quantity spilled
- 2,000 tonnes
- Ship / structure type
- Built date
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).
- 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