SOME STUDIES OF AN OIL SPILLAGE DUE TO THE JACOB MAERSK ACCIDENT

Results are presented of water pollution studies in the aftermath of a tanker spill and subsequent cleanup efforts. The Jacob Maersk spill occurred in Leixos Harbor, Portugal, on January 29, 1975, with 20,000 tons of Iranian crude drifting to sea and 15,000 tons drifting ashore. A massive attack with dispersants was carried out using approximately 2,000 barrels in two months. In some instances the oil-dispersant mixture shows higher toxicity than oil alone. Recommended courses of action include: organizing cleanup efforts immediately at a national level; recovering as much oil as possible from tanker and water; and avoiding massive dispersant applications on the coastline.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Petroleum Institute

    1220 L Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20005-4070
  • Authors:
    • Canelas, L D
    • Calejo, MJD
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 281-288

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 4284 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM