A vessel was engaged in the discharge of gasoline to multiple small barges alongside; an operation that lasted seven days. Three days after the end of the cargo discharge operations, a member of the deck crew began to experience symptoms that appeared to be due to gasoline vapour exposure.
The crude oil tanker Amoco Cadiz was single-handedly responsible for one of the hugest maritime casualties in the late 1970s as it tipped over two hundred thousand tons of rock (crude) oil near the Brittanie coast line, near to the waters of the English Channel.
Over half-a-decade ago, Toxic waste dumped by the tanker ship Probo Koala in and around the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast led a huge wave of toxicity throughout the city. Find out more about the toxic ship inside the article.
Operated by the German shipping enterprise MSB Niederelbe for the Conti Reederei conglomerate, MSC Flaminia is a container vessel which caught fire in the month of July and had to be abandoned.