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 Efthycosta II

SpillsEfthycosta II

On 8 April 1970, the tanker Efthycosta was involved in a collision with the Esso Ipswich off Lavernock Point. She lost 700 tonnes of heavy fuel in the incident.

Half of the oil spilled was recovered with the use of 14 tonnes of dispersants.

16 km of coastline was polluted. The biological effects reported were low.


  • IFP, Banques de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tonnes, 1970-1974, Réf. 26 704, Janvier 1979
  • Department of Trade, Accidents at Sea Causing Oil Pollution, Review of Contingency Measures, London, 1978

Name: Efthycosta II

Date: 8 April 1970

Location: Wales

Accident area: off Lavernock Point, Cardiff

Cause of spill: collision

Type of pollutant: heavy fuel oil

Quantity spilled: 700 tonnes

Ship type: oil tanker

Last update: April 2006

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