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On 8 April 1971, the tanker the Hullgate collided with the vessel Ida Hoyer and spilled 600 tonnes of oil. 43 tonnes of dispersants were used during the response operations. Fortunately the shoreline was not affected.


  • 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: Hullgate

Date: 8 April 1971

Location: Channel

Accident area: 6 km off Beachy Head, Sussex

Cause of spill: collision

Type of pollutant: oil

Quantity spilled: 600 tonnes

Ship type: oil tanker

Length: 89 m

Width: 13 m

Flag: english

Last update: June 2011

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