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Abdul Rahman

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SpillsAbdul Rahman

On 20 November 1997, the Egyptian cargo vessel Abdul Rahman ran aground off Benghazi (Libya). Due to this accident, the vessel was badly damaged. Some of the bunker fuel oil and part of the cargo (1,500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 500 tonnes of ferrosilicon, 100 tonnes of caustic soda, 100 tonnes of black honey) were spilled at sea.

The pollution was monitored but no specific action was carried out.



Sources:

  • IMO/UNEP/MAP/REMPEC, 2008, Statistical analysis for alerts and accidents database
  • IMO/UNEP/MAP/REMPEC, 2004, List of alerts and accidents in the Mediterranean

Name: Abdul Rahman

Date: 20 November 1997

Location: Libya


Accident area : off Benghazi

Cause of spill : grounding

Type of pollutants : ammonium nitrate, ferrosilicon, caustic soda, black honey, bunker fuel oil

Quantities spilled : 1,500 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 500 tonnes of ferrosilicon, 100 tonnes of caustic soda, 100 tonnes of black honey

Ship type : cargo vessel

Date built : 1971

Flag : Egyptian




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