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 Petragen One

SpillsPetragen One

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.


  • IMO/UNEP/MAP/REMPEC, 2004, List of alerts and accidents in the Mediterranean
  • VEIGA Marlene Calderon, 2002, Has an appropriate level of preparedness for response and been established following major oil spills in Europe?

Name: Petragen One

Date: 26 May 1985

Location: Spain

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

Flag: Panamanian

Last update: 01/10/09

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