The M.T. "VICUNA" Page
At about 19:30 hrs on 15th november 2004, the VICUNA, a Chilean flagged tanker, exploded in the port of Paranagua, Brazil, whilst discharging a cargo of methanol. Of the crew of 28, 24 survived, 4 did not. As a result of the explosion (which blew parts of the ship around the whole terminal) there was considerable pollution, as the booms in the photos above illustrate

To learn about tankers, how they operate and the different size denominations, visit STEVE'S TANKER INFORMATION PAGE by clicking on Steve (below left).



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