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 Monte Ulia

SpillsMonte Ulia

On 26 July 1970, the Spanish tanker the Monte Ulia collided with a pier on the river Thames. 500 tonnes of crude and fuel were spilled into the river. The total cost for the damages amounted to £900,000 (1.35 million euros). Cleaning costs were of £200,000 (0.3 million euros).


  • 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

Name: Monte Ulia

Date: 26 July 1970

Location: England

Accident area: Thames

Cause of spill: collision

Type of pollutant: crude and fuel oil

Quantity spilled: 500 tonnes

Ship type: oil tanker

Date built: 1952

Flag: Spanish

Last update: April 2006

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