Julius Schindler (ship)

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Ship data
flag GermanyGermany Germany
other ship names
  • Albarosa
Ship type Crude oil tanker
Shipping company Ernst Russ shipping company , Hamburg
Shipyard German shipyard, Hamburg
Commissioning 1955
Whereabouts Canceled in 1975
Ship dimensions and crew
measurement 12,821 GRT
Machine system
machine 1 × diesel engine
propeller 1
Transport capacities
Load capacity 18,300 dw
IMO 5177080

The Julius Schindler was a crude oil tanker that is associated with an accident and an oil leak between 9 and 90,000 tons on February 11, 1969 off the Azores.


The ship

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.

Web links


  1. Ship and Harbor Anniversary Page (PDF; 7.1 MB)
  2. report at Cedre (English)
  3. SHIP NAME: Julius Schindler - Page from CTX (English)
  4. Principales desastres ecológicos en la historia - entry at miliarium.com (Spanish) ( Memento from September 10, 2011 in the Internet Archive )