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 Good Lion

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Caught in a storm on 19 December 1983, the container ship the Good Lion ran aground on the beach of Langosteira, in the northwest of Spain.

The crew was safe and sound but 80 tonnes of bunker fuel escaped from the ship's holds and polluted the surroundings beaches.

Finally, the Good Lion was abandoned and then classified as a wreck.



Source:

  • HOOKE, Norman, 1997, Maritime Casualties 1963-1996, second edition, LLP Limited, London

Name: Good Lion

Date: 19 December 1983

Location: Spain


Accident area: Langosteira beach, Galicia

Cause of spill: grounding

Type of pollutant: bunker fuel

Quantity spilled: 80 tonnes

Ship type: container ship

Date built: 1964

Flag: Panama


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