On 2 February 1998, the Turkish cargo ship Dogruyollar IV was sailing from Canakkale (Turkey) to Porto Vesme (Italy) when the hull cracked. The 11 crew members were rescued but the ship sank with a cargo of 2,020 tonnes of zinc and lead.
Name: Dogruyollar IV
Date: 2 February 1998
Accident area: 48 km southeast of Cape Carbonara, Sardinia
Cause of spill: damage to ship
Quantity transported: 2,020 tonnes
Type of pollutant: zinc and lead concentrate
Quantity spilled: 2,020 tonnes
Ship type: general cargo vessel
Date built: 1979
Operator: Demir Finansal Kiralama A.S.
Last update: September 2009