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Top Ten Oil Spills

World Map illustrates location of top ten major tanker oil spills throughout the World. Spill size is measured in tonnes of crude oil. The heighest recorded oil spill was by the Atlantic Empress ship On 19 July 1979 with 287,000 tonnes of crude oil spilled in the Caribbean Sea, off Tobago island, West Indies.

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Description : World Map showing location of top ten major Tanker oil spills around the World. Disclaimer

World's Top Ten Tanker oil spill
ShipnameYearLocationSpill size (in Tonnes)
Atlantic Empress1979Off Tobago, West Indies287,000
ABT SUMMER1991700 nautical miles of Angola260,000
Castillo De Bellver1983Off Saldanha Bay, South Africa252,000
Amoco Cadiz1978Off Brittany, France223,000
Haven1991Genoa, Italy144,000
Odyssey1988700 nautical miles off Nova Scotia, Canada132,000
Torrey Canyon1967Scilly Isles, UK119,000
Sea Star1972Gulf of Oman115.000
Irenes Serenade1980Navarino Bay, Greece100,000
Urquiola1976La Coruna, Spain100,000