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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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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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August 19, 1990 | RON ASKEW, REUTERS
To a goldcrest, the 40,000-ton bulk of a North Sea oil rig can mean the difference between life and death. The tiny bird, weighing a mere fifth of an ounce, is one of dozens of bird species that migrate in their thousands across the North Sea in spring and fall. Many alight on oil rigs to rest. Others, disoriented by bad weather, circle around rigs--sometimes for hours--awaiting better flying conditions. The birds' passage does not go unnoticed.
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