Oil Stain Removal throughout history!

Check out the Top 10 Biggest Oil Stain Cleanup jobs ever…

biggest oil spill in history

Biggest Oil Spill in History!

1. Gulf War, 1991
Location: Kuwait      Gallons: 240 to 336 million
How It Happened: As Iraqi forces retreated from Kuwait during the first Gulf War, they opened the valves of oil wells and pipelines in a bid to slow the onslaught of American troops. The result was the largest oil spill in history spanning an area just larger than the island of Hawaii.

Oil Spill Ixtoc

Ixtoc Oil Spill

2. Ixtoc 1 Oil Well, 1979
Location: Bay of Campeche, Mexico  Gallons: 140 million
How It Happened: An oil well in the Bay of Campeche collapsed after a pressure buildup sparked an accidental explosion. Over the next 10 months about 140 million gallons of crude spouted into the Gulf of Mexico requiring oil stain removal on a massive scale.

Atlantic Empress Oil Spill

Atlantic Empress Oil Spill

3. Atlantic Empress, 1979
Location: Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies
Gallons: 88.3 million
How It Happened: One stormy evening in July 1979, two full supertankers collided in the Caribbean Sea, precipitating the largest ship-sourced oil spill in history.

Fergana Oil Stain Removal

Fergana Valley Oil Spill Cleanup

4. Fergana Valley, 1992
Location: Uzbekistan     Gallons: 87.7 million
How It Happened: Nearly 88 million gallons of oil spilled from an oil well in Fergana Valley, creating the largest inland spill ever reported. Creating one of the biggest ever oil stain removal projects.

Largest inland oil spill

Nowruz Oil Spill

5. Nowruz Oil Field, 1983
Location: Persian Gulf     Gallons: 80 million
How It Happened: Smack in the middle of the Iran-Iraq War, an oil tanker crashed into the Nowruz Field Platform leaking 1500 barrels a day, but because it was in the centre of a war zone, seven months went by before it was fixed the subsequent oil stains removed.

Oil Spill cleanup

ABT Summer sinks on way to Rotterdam

6. ABT Summer, 1991
Location: Off the coast of Angola   Gallons: 80 million
How It Happened: A fully loaded tanker, the ABT Summer had an explosion onboard and caught fire. Surrounded by a growing oil slick that spanned 80 square miles, the tanker burned for three days before sinking.

Oil Spills can happen anywhere

Oil Spills can happen anywhere

7. Castillo de Bellver, 1983
Location: Off Saldanha Bay, South Africa   Gallons: 78.5 million
How It Happened: After catching fire, this ship sank into the deep ocean, with some nearly 110,000 tons of oil remaining in its tanks.

Oil Spill Removal

Oil Spill Removal with Vacuum Pumps and by Hand

8. Amoco Cadiz, 1978
Location: Off Brittany, France   Gallons: 68.7 million
How It Happened: The Amoco Cadiz ran aground off the coast of Brittany after a severe storm and its entire cargo of 246,000 tons of light crude oil was dumped into the English Channel, killing off more marine life than any other oil spill to date at the time.

Odyssey Oil Spill

Odyssey Oil Spill

9. Odyssey Oil Spill, 1988
Location: 700 nautical miles off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada
Gallons: 43 million
How It Happened: In November 1988 the Liberian tanker Odyssey, virtually full to the brim with North Sea crude oil, broke in two and sunk in the North Atlantic.

MT Haven Tanker Oil Disaster

MT Haven Tanker Oil Disaster

10. M/T Haven Tanker, 1991
Location: Genoa, Italy    Gallons: 42 million
How It Happened: An apparently shoddily maintained tanker exploded and later sunk off the coast of Italy. The accident killed six people and is now believed to be the largest shipwreck in the world and a popular tourist destination for divers.

Oil spills over the past 100 years have caused some of the biggest oil spill cleanup jobs ever.
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