On 26 May 1985 an explosion occurred while the Panamanian oil tanker Petragen One was unloading its cargo of fuel oil in the port of Algeciras (Spain). 99 tonnes of fuel oil were spilt.
Response at sea involved the use of dispersants by Spain and Gibraltar. Manual clean-up operations were also conducted on the shoreline.
Name: Petragen One
Date: 26 May 1985
Accident area: port of Algeciras
Cause of spill: explosion
Type of pollutant: heavy fuel oil
Quantity spilled: 99 tonnes
Ship type: oil tanker
Date built: 1982
Last update: 01/10/09