On 30 January 1996, during its journey from Durres (Albania) to Sète (France), the cargo of 2,703 tonnes of chromium ore onboard the Syrian vessel Anis Rose shifted transversally. The movement made the ship capsize and sink north-east off Sardinia (Italy).
During salvage operations, 8 crew members were saved but 2 died and 1 went missing.
Name: Anis Rose
Date: 30 January 1996
Accident area: off north-east of Sardinia
Cause of spill: damage to cargo
Quantity transported: 2,703 tonnes
Type of pollutant: chromium ore
Ship type: general cargo vessel
Date built: 1969
Shipyard: Nieuwe Noord Nederlandse Scheepswerven N.V., Groningen, Netherlands
Length: 90.76 m
Width: 13.34 m
Draught: 5.19 m
Last update: September 2009