Full City

Source of pollution: 
tanker
Animals affected
The oil spilled into an area with multiple wildlife sanctuaries, with thousands of birds affected.
Species affected: 
34 species reported affected in the early stages
Total estimate of oiled birds: 
3000
Number of birds released: 
98
Number of birds into intake: 
200

On 31 July 2009, the bulk carrier Full City ran aground on Sastein Island, near Langesund, Norway. The ship was carrying approximately 1000 tons of bunker crude oil and 100 tons of marine diesel fuel, most of which spilled in the incident.

Amount and type of oiled spilled: 
1000 tons of bunker fuel and 100 tons of marine diesel
Wildlife Response: 

The Norwegian Oiled Wildlife response network (NOW) initiated a response. Sea Alarm was then called in to assist. Oil spill response personnel from Germany, Belgium and the UK were brought in to support the response.