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Independenta; Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey | 1979-Nov-15

Initial Notification: On the morning of November 15, 1979, the Independenta and the Evrialy collided at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus. The Independenta exploded and both vessels began to burn. The Independenta grounded a half of a mile from the port of Hydarpasa. The tanker burned until December 14. The Independenta was carrying 714,760 barrels of Es Sider crude oil. Keyword: Booms, International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), collision, explosion, fire..

Incident Details
Products of concern:Es Sider Crude Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 30,000,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 41° 2.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 28° 57.00′ East