December 5, 1992 |
The fire went out aboard the hulk of a Greek oil tanker at the northern port of La Coruna on Friday. But in the acrid aftermath two key questions nagged an angry, alarmed Spain: Why did the tanker Aegean Sea run aground? How badly is its spilled cargo fouling the sea in an area of rich marine and wildlife? The government blamed the tanker captain and the harbor pilot for the accident, while environmentalists braced for the worst.