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Oil spills: a list of the most serious spills in recent decades

ship in Gibraltar

bulk carrier os 35 It’s half sunken in front of GibraltarAfter colliding with the second ship, Adam LNG, when the first ship was exiting the bay. Moments later, the ship began to leak hydraulic fluid, so it was decided to install a safety barrier which soon broke.

The state of emergency has restricted bathrooms On Poniente Beach in La Linea After the mayor of La Linea de la Concepción (Cádiz), Juan Franco warned that it had already been dumped.

For now, the situation is not yet under control and they continue to work to extract the fuel oil. In addition, they have installed three more containment barriers to prevent the spread of further spills. an event that is already As the first captive after Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo, the ship’s captain assured that the ship OS35 had been told to remain stranded in front of the Rock, an order was disobeyed.

Petrolero Torre Canyon

In 1967 About 119,000 tons of oil reached the sea due to the sinking of Torrey Canyon Ship in Scilly Island (United Kingdom), in the English Channel. Cornwall’s bay and inlet were submerged in a deadly substance that destroyed everything in its path. Pollution spread on a large scale 18-kilometer slick along the French and British coasts the fishing industry Completely ruined And the name of this tanker remains as a symbol of destruction. Since then, oil companies citizens are guilty of such discharge,

exxon valdez

24 March 1989‘Exxon Valdez’, an oil tanker named in honor of the American company and the port from which it operated, Prince William fled to the Bay, Alaska, Spilled 41 million liters of crude,

out of a huge ship stuck in The waters of the Pacific Ocean covered an area of ​​250 square kilometres. sprouted a piece of thick oil Spread over 2,000 km of coastline, making it The greatest ecological disaster in American history,

Aegean Sea

It is the year 1992 when Greek ship with 80,000 tons of oil Stuck In A Coruas, in front of the Tower of Hercules, The ship split in two and there was a huge explosion. The tanker broke in two and due to strong waves in the area fire after explosion in a tank


The Prestige spill is humanity’s third costliest accident. an authentic environmental disaster that caused the accident Prestige oil tanker off the Galician coast, This was in 2002. It was sailing near the Galician coast and after being removed by decision of the authorities, it broke in two and sank, causing An unprecedented oil slick that hit more than 1,700 kilometers of coastline from Portugal to France,

hebei spirit

in the year 2010 Hong Kong oil tanker Hebei Spirit collides with South Korean cargo ship Loser, off the coast of South Korea 10,500 tonnes of crude oil during its emergency repairs, The oil slick reached 150 km from the coast.

Plataforma BP

It happened in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. It is one of the worst disasters in the oil industry in history. The ‘Deepwater Horizon’ platform blew up after a well broke. 11 employees of a multinational company, owned by British Petroleum, were killed when a well collapsed. in addition to the following irreparable environmental damage.

Norilsk Nickel

Recently, just two years ago, the Arctic experienced another authentic ecological catastrophe: thousands of tons of diesel fuel – about 20,000 – leaked into the water, in the Ambarnaya River, in an area located more than 200 km above the arctic circle, in Russia. he caused The most significant environmental impact of the last decades,

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