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 Al Bacruz

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SpillsAl Bacruz

On 14 January 1970, 300 nautical miles east of Azores, the Liberian oil tanker Al Bacruz sprung a leak in the machine room. This caused the vessel to sink with its cargo of 20,400 tonnes of crude oil.

Source:

  • 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

Name: Al Bacruz

Date: 14 January 1970

Location: Portugal


Accident area: 300 miles east of Azores

Cause of spill: weather conditions

Type of pollutant: crude oil

Quantity spilled: 20,400 tonnes

Ship type: oil tanker

Date built: 1954

Flag: Liberian


Last update: September 2009

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