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Jakob Maersk

Leixoes, Portugal | 1975-Jan-29

Initial Notification: On January 29, 1975, the Jakob Maersk struck a sand bank while entering the port of Leixoes, Portugal. Explosions followed the grounding. The ship and cargo burned for two days before burning itself out. The hull of the Jakob Maersk sank. Keyword: Fire, explosion, sinking, straw..

Incident Details
Products of concern:Iranian crude
Latitude (approximate): 41° 9.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 8° 50.00′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Applied
In-Situ Burn: Applied
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable