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September 18, 1989
Two oil tankers collided off the northeast coast of England, caught fire and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of crude oil into the North Sea, the British coast guard said. No injuries were reported aboard the Liberian-registered Phillips Oklahoma or the Maltese-registered Fiona, and authorities expressed confidence that the 20-mile-long by 7-mile-wide oil slick could be dispersed. Six aircraft sprayed the spreading slick with dispersants throughout the day.
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February 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
Salvage workers began pumping the remaining 16 million gallons of oil from the crippled Sea Empress tanker Saturday, while wildlife rescuers rushed to save oil-soaked birds and animals. An oil slick spread 50 miles from the tanker, which shed more than half its load after running aground Feb. 15. The crude encircled Lundy Island, a marine nature reserve off the coast of Devon in southwest England.
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February 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
Salvage workers began pumping the remaining 16 million gallons of oil from the crippled Sea Empress tanker Saturday, while wildlife rescuers rushed to save oil-soaked birds and animals. An oil slick spread 50 miles from the tanker, which shed more than half its load after running aground Feb. 15. The crude encircled Lundy Island, a marine nature reserve off the coast of Devon in southwest England.
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February 22, 1996 | Associated Press
A dozen straining tugs pulled a tanker off a cluster of rocks Wednesday after it spewed an estimated 19 million gallons of oil, far exceeding the Exxon Valdez's spillage in 1989. British conservationists said they feared it may be too late to avert an environmental catastrophe in the Milford Haven estuary, near one of Britain's most important wildlife conservation areas.
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February 22, 1996 | Associated Press
A dozen straining tugs pulled a tanker off a cluster of rocks Wednesday after it spewed an estimated 19 million gallons of oil, far exceeding the Exxon Valdez's spillage in 1989. British conservationists said they feared it may be too late to avert an environmental catastrophe in the Milford Haven estuary, near one of Britain's most important wildlife conservation areas.
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May 17, 1990 | Associated Press
Oil that leaked from a supertanker threatened a marine nature reserve, oyster beds and 15 miles of beaches Wednesday as it washed up along Britain's scenic south coast. High winds foiled efforts to disperse the slick at sea. Government officials said that half of the 293,916 gallons of oil that spilled from the tanker had been cleaned up. The oil leaked from the Liberian-registered supertanker Rosebay after a collision Saturday with a British trawler 14 miles from the Devon coast.
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May 17, 1990 | Associated Press
Oil that leaked from a supertanker threatened a marine nature reserve, oyster beds and 15 miles of beaches Wednesday as it washed up along Britain's scenic south coast. High winds foiled efforts to disperse the slick at sea. Government officials said that half of the 293,916 gallons of oil that spilled from the tanker had been cleaned up. The oil leaked from the Liberian-registered supertanker Rosebay after a collision Saturday with a British trawler 14 miles from the Devon coast.
NEWS
September 18, 1989
Two oil tankers collided off the northeast coast of England, caught fire and spilled more than 300,000 gallons of crude oil into the North Sea, the British coast guard said. No injuries were reported aboard the Liberian-registered Phillips Oklahoma or the Maltese-registered Fiona, and authorities expressed confidence that the 20-mile-long by 7-mile-wide oil slick could be dispersed. Six aircraft sprayed the spreading slick with dispersants throughout the day.
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