The Julius Schindler was founded in 1955 as the last of a series of nine ships of the German shipyard built in Hamburg and as her sister ship Ernst G. Russ by Ernst Russ shipping company bereedert . The ship had a deadweight capacity of 18,300 dwt. After the accident, the ship was sold to Panama on September 29, 1971 and continued to sail as Albarosa until it was scrapped in 1975 .
The ship is said to have caused an oil leak of between 9 and 90,000 tons in several sources. This is said to have taken place on February 11, 1969 in front of the port of Ponta Delgada near the Azores. Since the tanker's deadweight was around 18,000 tons, an amount of 9,000 tons is most likely.
Schwadtke, Karl-Heinz: The new German merchant fleet in the picture . 2nd Edition. Gerhard Stalling Verlag, Oldenburg 1966, p.47 .
Institut Français du Pétrole (ed.): Banque de données sur les accidents de navire ayant provoqué un déversement de pétrole en mer supérieur à 500 tons . Volume I - 1955-1969. 1979.