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On 13 December 1961, the British tanker the Allegrity ran aground off the coast of Caerhays, near Saint Austell in the Channel. 800 tonnes of petroleum were spilled in the incident.


  • IFP, Banques de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tonnes, 1955-1969, Ref. 26 693, January 1979

Name: Allegrity

Date: 13 December 1961

Location: England

Accident area: St Austell, Cornwall

Cause of spill: grounding

Type of pollutant: oil

Quantity spilled: 800 tonnes

Ship type: oil tanker

Date built: 1945

Length: 193 m

Width: 31 m

Flag: British

Last update: April 2006

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