As BP's Gulf oil spill trial begins, take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.
8. Castillo de Bellver (79 million gallons) -- On August 6, 1983, a fire broke out aboard the Spanish tanker Castillo de Bellver, causing a massive explosion and oil spill off the coast of South Africa.
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