Cape Agulhas, South Africa | 1971-Feb-27
Initial Notification: On the morning of February 27, 1971, the tanker Wafra was taken under tow off Cape Alghulas, South Africa after her engine room flooded. Later that day the towline broke, and the Wafra drifted onto the Agulhas Reef, five miles from Cape Agulhas. Cargo tanks were ruptured, and Arabian crude oil began to leak from the vessel. On March 8, the vessel was pulled off the reef by the tug Oceanic, and towed to a position 200 miles from the coast where it was deliberately sunk on March 12. Keyword: Sinking..
|Products of concern:||Arabian crude oil|
|Latitude (approximate):||35° 0.00′ South|
|Longitude (approximate):||20° 2.00′ East|
|On-Water Recovery:||Unknown/Not applicable|
|Shoreline Cleanup:||Unknown/Not applicable|
|In-Situ Burn:||Unknown/Not applicable|