Onshore oil spills & Ocean oil spills: name · place · date · cause · tons  ·  May 25, 2017, 23:52 GMT
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Onshore oil spills & Ocean oil spills

Onshore oil spills & Ocean oil spills

Name, Place Date Cause Tons
Ixtoc I oil well, S Gulf of Mexico Jun 3, 1979 Blowout 600 000
Nowruz oil field, Persian Gulf Feb 1983 Blowout 600 000
Persian Gulf began Jan 23, 1991 Spillage by Iraq 445 000
Atlantic Empress & Aegean Captain, off Trinidad and Tobago Jul 19, 1979 Collision 300 000
Castilo de Bellver, Off Cape Town, South Africa Aug 6, 1983 Fire 250 000
Amoco Cadiz, near Portsall, France Mar 16, 1978 Grounding 223 000
Torrey Canyon, Off Land's End, England Mar 18, 1967 Grounding 119 000
Sea Star, Gulf of Oman Dec 19, 1972 Collision 115 000
Urquiola, La Coruna, Spain May 12, 1976 Grounding 100 000
Hawaiian Patriot, North Pacific Feb 25, 1977 Fire 99 000
Braer, off Shetland Islands Jan 5, 1993 Grounding 88 000
Aegean Sea, off N Spain Dec 3, 1992 Unknown 75 000
Othello, Tralhavet Bay, Sweden Mar 20, 1970 Collision 60 000
Sea Empress, off SW Wales Feb 15, 1996 Grounding 60 000
World Glory, off South Africa Jun 13, 1968 Hull failure 46 000
Exxon Valdez, Prince William Sound, Alaska Mar 24, 1989 Grounding 35 000
Keo, off Massachusetts, USA Nov 5, 1969 Hull failure 30 000
Storage tank, Sewaren, New Jersey, USA Nov 4, 1969 Tank rupture 28 000
Ekofisk oil field, North Sea Apr 22, 1977 Well blowout 28 000
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