The Secret of Sanloi Bay

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The Secret of Sanloi Bay
Produced for: Fantomen 16/1980
# of pgs: 32
Writer: Norman Worker
Artist: Heiner Bade
Original colorist: N/A
Producer: Semic Press

"The Secret of Sanloi Bay" is a 1980 Team Fantomen story, written by Norman Worker, with art by Heiner Bade.

Plot summary

An oil company has been granted permission to drill for oil on the sea bed of Sanloi Bay on Bengali's northern coast. But even the Mori fishermen stay away from this region south of Sanloi where a mysterious sea monster has been spotted.


Recurring characters

One-time characters

  • Jason
  • Kurt
  • Sam, helicopter pilot
  • Mr. Manoola (Bengali minister of energy)
  • Miss Amber Adrain
  • Deb Adrain
  • Cyrus J. Vandercruise
  • Luga, boy of the Mori
  • Banji, boy of the Mori
  • Grillo
  • Dutchie
  • Maxie Floyd, gangster




  • Seagulf Oil Corporation


Old Jungle Sayings

  • The Phantom is rough with roughnecks.

Behind the scenes

In Norman Worker's script, the Taj Madan lies at a depth of 100 feet beneath the surface. When the story was published in the Swedish Fantomen magazine, this number was changed to 100 metres (328 feet) beneath the surface, without considering the depth limit of scuba diving and the danger of decompression sickness.[1]


This story has been published in the following publications:

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  1. Fantomen 6/1981, page 65