FORTY YEARS AGO – THE METULA INCIDENT – LESSONS LEARNED

Exactly 40 years ago, on 25th September 1974 the grounded VLCC Metula was refloated after spilling more than 53.000 tons of oil.

The story will be recounted in a mini-serial by Carlos Sagrera MISCO starting in ISCO Newsletter 451.

Carlos Sagrera is a MISCO member and has specialised in prevention and control of onshore and offshore spills in Latin America for 20 years. He is a retired LCDR (Uruguayan Navy, 1992) and graduated from the Chilean Naval Polytechnic Academy (1978

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