Odyssey, beforehand named Oriental Phoenix, was a 65,000-ton tanker inbuilt 1971 and owned by Polem Bros. On November 5, 1988, the tanker departed Sullom Voe Terminal within the Shetland Islands, totally loaded with North Sea Brent Crude oil which was being transported to the Come By Chance Refinery, Newfoundland and Labrador. On November 10, a significant North Atlantic storm arose because the Odyssey was about 1000 nautical miles off the coast of Newfoundland. The ship despatched a misery sign and saved heading to shore. An explosion occurred on board, inflicting the ship to interrupt into two and started sinking 700 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia. As the ship sank, a fireplace broke out on its stern part, inflicting the oil on board to catch fireplace. 132,157 tons of crude oil had been launched into the ocean.
The Soviet climate ship, the Passat, traveled 26 miles to the scene, however was unable to get nearer than a couple of mile due to the flames.
The Canadian Forces airplane that flew over the realm later reported the hearth had died out.
All 27 crew members, 15 Greeks and 12 Hondurans, died through the incident. Because of hazardous climate situations, the Canadian Coast Guard couldn’t instantly attain the spill and far of the oil burned up earlier than the coast guard reached the ship. A restricted quantity of oil reached the shore. Most of the oil burnt after the explosion, currents and tough seas dissipated the spill throughout the Atlantic. (Image: Odyssey tanker)
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