The Tarik Ibn Ziyad grounded on March 26, 1975
while entering the Sao Sebastiao terminal at Santos, Brazil.
Tanks ruptured and the vessel leaked oil for approximately 15 hours.
Oil impacted beaches at Governador Island, Bananal, Freguesia, Pitangueriras,
Bandeiras, Engenhoca, Jardim Guanabara, and the Island of Fundao.
Oil was accidentally ignited on the Island of Fundao.
Oil entered the Jequia River, heavily oiling the biological preserve there.
The oil in the preserve caught fire and destroyed mangrove trees.
The State Environmental Engineering Foundation (FEEMA) coordinated
the spill response of which the Ministry of the Navy,
the Municipal Street Cleaning Company (COMLURB) of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro,
and Petroleo Brasileiro (PETROBRAS) were the principal participants.