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Hamilton Trader

Liverpool Bay, England | 1969-Apr-30

Initial Notification: Early on the morning of April 30, 1969, the Hannes Knuppel collided with the tanker Hamilton Trader in Liverpool Bay in the Irish Sea. The Hamilton Trader was anchored near the Bar Light Vessel at the time of the collision. A starboard tank on the Hamilton Trader was holed and approximately 4,000 barrels of No. 6 Fuel Oil was spilled. The spilled oil impacted approximately 50 miles of shoreline. Cleanup was accomplished primarily with chemical dispersants on the oil slicks at sea.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Tags:Collision
Products of concern:No. 6 Fuel Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 168,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 53° 30.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 3° 20.00′ East
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Applied
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable