Cordigliera

Source of pollution: 
non-tanker
Animals affected
1,200 birds, primarily penguins were admitted to rehabilitation. Total number of birds affected is not recorded. Nor is the overall success rate.
Species affected: 
Primarily African penguins, Cape Gannets
Number of birds into intake: 
1200

The Cordigliera sank off the South African coast near Port St. Johns after placing a distress call requesting immediate assistance due to a leak in the hold. All 23 crew were lost.

Wildlife Response: 

SANCCOB and International Bird Rescue treated 1,200 birds admitted to care.