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During summer 1995, the cargo ship Infiniti grounded on a coral reef near Curacao Island in the Caribbean Sea. 400 tonnes of rice were spilled and rotted slowly on corals living close to the accident area.


  • MAMACA Emina, GIRIN Michel, LE FLOCH Stéphane and EL ZIR Rawad, 2009, Review of chemical spills at sea and lessons learnt, Interspill conference 2009l

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Name: Infiniti

Date: Summer 1995

Location: Curacao

Accident area: Caribbean Sea

Cause of spill: grounding

Type of pollutant: rice

Quantity spilled: 400 tonnes

Ship type: cargo vessel

Last update: April 2006

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