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Cabo Pilar

Punta Davis, Chile | 1987-Oct-08

Initial Notification: On October 8, 1987, the Cabo Pilar grounded in the Magellan Strait, while en-route from Clarencia-Gregorio to San Vincente, Chile. Approximately 40,900 barrels of ENAP crude oil was spilled into the Strait off Punta Davis. Dispersants and manual methods were used in cleanup operations. The Cabo Pilar was refloated on November 3, and continued on its voyage. Keyword: Manual removal, disposal, Corexit 9527, Slickgone LTE..

Incident Details
Products of concern:ENAP crude oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 1,720,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 53° 0.00′ South
Longitude (approximate): 74° 0.00′ West
On-Water Recovery: Unknown/Not applicable
Shoreline Cleanup: Unknown/Not applicable
Dispersants: Applied
In-Situ Burn: Unknown/Not applicable
Bioremediation: Unknown/Not applicable