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SHIP NAME: Tpao KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
volume Y
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Explosion and fire while at dockyard in Istanbul 13 Feb 1997 Fire brought under control 14 Feb and subsequently extinguished Some spillage of oil Still lying in same position 21 May, cleaning operations not yet started. Ar Aliaga 20 Aug 1997 to be broken up.


source Tuzla Oil Spill
type C
volume 215T
material
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On Feb 13, 1997, a tanker named TPAO exploded in Tuzla shipyards located on the NE coast of the Sea of Maramara. During the fire, an estimated 215 tons of oil was spilled into Aydmlik Bay.

On Feb 13 197, the tanker named TPAO exploded at the Gemsan Shipyard where it was anchored for repair work. The explosion set the tanker on fire followed by an oil spill. The fire extinguishing efforts continued for four days resulting with loss of human life and economic damages.

According to the ship records, the tanker was carrying 583 tons of fuel oil, 29 tons of diesel, and 9 tons of engine oil, summing up to a total of 621 tons of contaminant at the time of the accident. The spill amount was estimated at 215 tons and the rest was burned during the fire.


source CTX
type C
volume 621T
material
dead Y
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