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Oil spill in Chile

Friday, 01 June 2007

Type of Event:
Oil spill
Location of Event:
Chile
Date of Charter Activation:
01/06/2007 12:34 UTC
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM
Project Management:
ONEMI

Description of the event

300 cubic metres of oil spilled into the bay of San Vicente in Talcahuano, southern Chile, during unloading operations of the tanker "New Constellation". The port of San Vicente was affected, along with fishing activities in the area and marine wildlife.