On 21 December 1994, the Hong Kong registered tanker New World was travelling from Gabon to France when it collided with the Cypriot bulk carrier Ya Mawlaya 200 miles off Cape St Vincent (Portugal).
The collision caused an explosion and a fire, in which 8 crew members were killed. The two vessels were damaged and 2,500 tonnes of heavy fuel oil were spilt at sea.
Name: New World/Ya Mawlaya
Date: 21 December 1994
Accident area: 200 nautical miles off Cape St. Vincent
Cause of spill: collision
Type of pollutant: heavy fuel oil
Quantity spilled: 2,500 tonnes
Ship type: tanker
Flag: Hong Kong
Owner: Appellant World Tanker Carriers Corp., Liberia
Last update: 01/10/09