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SpillsChampion Trader

On 29 October 1998, an explosion on the Champion Trader resulted in the release of 14 m3 of heavy fuel oil and 460 tonnes of palm oil into Southwest Pass, in the Mississippi Delta (Louisiana).

The oil drifted 3 km downriver. Only 20 tonnes of palm oil were recovered.



Sources:

  • Agreement for cooperation in dealing with the pollution of the north sea by oil and other harmful substances, 1999, Review of 43 chemical spills at sea
  • Incident news

Name: Champion Trader

Date: 29 October 1998

Location: USA


Accident area : Mississippi River, Louisiana

Cause of spill : explosion

Quantity transported : 800 m3 of heavy fuel oil

Type of pollutants : heavy fuel oil, palm oil, coconut oil

Quantities spilled : 14 m3 of heavy fuel oil and 460 tonnes of palm oil

Ship type : tanker




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