Date April 1992
Location: Maputo, Mozambique In terms of total oil spilled the Katina P incident was not a massive one, but the negative effect on the Mozambican coast was significant. The captain of the Greek- owned ship intentionally ran the ship aground and abandoned ship just North of Maputo after the vessel had been damaged in a storm. Two of the boat’s tanks had been cracked and leaked a substantial amount of oil into the Mozambique Channel. The Agulhas current spread the oil all over Maputo Bay, causing disastrous environmental damage to local estuaries, and plant and animal life in the area.