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SpillsGolar Patricia

On 5 November 1973, the oil tanker Golar Patricia broke in two following three violent explosions and sank 130 miles off the Canary Islands.

One of the 43 crew members was killed in the accident and 10,000 tonnes of bunker fuel leaked out of the tanks and into the sea.




The Golar Patricia sinking
(source: www.warsailors.com/oddswar/oddsships.html)


Name: Golar Patricia

Date: 5 November 1973

Location: Spain


Accident area: 130 miles off the Canary Islands

Cause of spill: explosion

Type of pollutant: bunker oil

Quantity spilled: 10,000 tonnes

Ship type: oil tanker

Date built: 1969

Flag: Liberian


Last update: April 2006

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