Covering some 1,000 square kilometres, the Torrey Canyon oil spill caused massive coastal pollution around Cornwall, the Channel Islands and Brittany

Main oil slick on date shown

Area covered by the slick

Site of Torrey

Canyon oil spill

UK

Plymouth

The Channel

Penzance

Guernsey

19 March

25 March

29 March

5 April

Isles of

Scilly

11 April

Jersey

Saint-Brieuc

France

100 km

100 miles

Main oil slick on date shown

Area covered by the slick

UK

Newquay

Site of Torrey

Canyon oil spill

Plymouth

The Channel

Penzance

19 March

25 March

29 March

5 April

Isles of Scilly

Guernsey

Jersey

11 April

Saint-Brieuc

France

100 km

100 miles