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November 20, 1987
Researchers have found no evidence of poisoned sea plants or fish as a result of toxic copper ore that has leaked from a sunken freighter but they continued to express concern about the long-term effects of the spill. The research team from the Marine Science Institute of the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been taking water and fish samples and will release a preliminary report in about three weeks, visiting researcher Stanley Margolis said.
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February 15, 1998 | Cecilia Rasmussen
As seagoing epics go, it never will rival the Titanic's tragic end. But the Harvard helped chart a colorful era in California's social history before it came to its own unhappy demise in the fog off Santa Barbara's treacherous coast. Both the Harvard and its sister ship, the Yale, were launched in 1906 from East Coast shipyards. By 1910, they were plying the increasingly busy passenger and freight lanes linking San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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NEWS
October 25, 1987
A sunken freighter believed to be leaking copper from its hold will be investigated by scientists who want to evaluate its impact on sea life. A crew of 22 specialists will use sonar equipment similar to that used to probe the wreck of the Titanic to locate the wreck of the Pac Baroness. Then cameras will be sent down to aid the investigation, said Stanley Margolis, a geology professor at the University of California, Davis. The ship sank in 2,000 feet of water on Sept.
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September 20, 1992 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 150 Chinese nationals paid as much as $30,000 apiece to endure a horror-filled, 43-day boat trip to what they thought would be new homes in America, according to federal officials in Los Angeles who are investigating the alleged illegal-immigration scheme. Traveling under the care of "enforcers" who strictly rationed food and water, the immigrants were sometimes beaten, kicked and threatened before their 70-foot fishing vessel sank Sept.
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September 30, 1987
The U.S. Coast Guard convened an inquiry in Long Beach on Tuesday into the Sept. 21 collision of two ships off the Santa Barbara coast, citing concern over maritime safety and the environment. Capt. David Zawadzki said the inquiry is expected to last several months and will focus on ship traffic, port and waterway configurations, weather conditions and other factors that may have contributed to the mishap.
NEWS
September 25, 1987 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The Coast Guard spent a nervous day Thursday monitoring a 20-mile-long oil slick from a sunken freighter as it drifted in the vicinity of a marine sanctuary at San Miguel Island. Early Thursday, 25-m.p.h. winds pushed the slick directly toward the island, which is about 35 miles southwest of Santa Barbara, Coast Guard spokesman Charles Crosby said. But the winds changed late in the day, and it appeared as if the slick would bypass San Miguel.
NEWS
September 26, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Coast Guard continued Friday to monitor an oil slick that drifted in the vicinity of a marine sanctuary at San Miguel Island. The slick was reported 12 miles from the island Friday, but the Coast Guard warned that wind conditions could change and the island is not out of danger. Ten-foot waves and 35-m.p.h. winds halted all efforts to clean up the slick for the second day.
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March 24, 1990 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to complaints that federal officials have done little to reduce the threat of a major oil spill off the coast of California, President Bush said Friday that his Administration is taking "a whole new look" at proposals to protect the nation's shores.
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August 26, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Coast Guard firefighters found two bodies--believed to be the missing captain and first steward--aboard a fire-damaged cargo ship Sunday, while 28 other crew members rescued from the ship arrived safely at the Port of Long Beach. "There were two people missing and two bodies found," said Petty Officer Jamie Devitt, a Coast Guard spokeswoman in Long Beach. "It is only an assumption right now (that they are the same people), but it is a pretty good one."
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October 17, 1990
A dredge being towed to the Sacramento Delta sank off the coast of Monterey early Wednesday morning and spilled about 150 gallons of diesel fuel near sensitive marine sanctuaries. The leak resulted in a two-mile-long oil slick about 300 yards from shore, said Phil Nelms, a patrol captain for the state Department of Fish and Game. There is no evidence yet of damage to marine life or sea birds, Nelms said, but authorities are monitoring the situation.
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September 13, 1992 | BERKELY HUDSON and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After a dramatic high seas rescue, a Panamanian freighter arrived in Los Angeles Harbor Saturday with 160 bedraggled passengers--almost all Chinese nationals--who may have been attempting to illegally enter the United States aboard a fishing boat. Federal authorities said several of those aboard the freighter were suffering from dehydration, but the rest were in good condition after the freighter rescued them from a U.S.-flagged fishing boat Friday morning.
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August 26, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Coast Guard firefighters found two bodies--believed to be the missing captain and first steward--aboard a fire-damaged cargo ship Sunday, while 28 other crew members rescued from the ship arrived safely at the Port of Long Beach. "There were two people missing and two bodies found," said Petty Officer Jamie Devitt, a Coast Guard spokeswoman in Long Beach. "It is only an assumption right now (that they are the same people), but it is a pretty good one."
NEWS
August 25, 1991 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A ship's captain and his steward were missing and 28 other crew members were rescued by helicopter after their cargo ship caught fire Saturday en route from Long Beach to Japan, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Two Coast Guard helicopters hoisted the 28 crew members from the burning ship during a 1 1/2-hour rescue effort early Saturday morning about 140 miles off the Big Sur coast. The airlift was hindered by rough seas and swells of up to 20 feet, the Coast Guard said.
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October 17, 1990
A dredge being towed to the Sacramento Delta sank off the coast of Monterey early Wednesday morning and spilled about 150 gallons of diesel fuel near sensitive marine sanctuaries. The leak resulted in a two-mile-long oil slick about 300 yards from shore, said Phil Nelms, a patrol captain for the state Department of Fish and Game. There is no evidence yet of damage to marine life or sea birds, Nelms said, but authorities are monitoring the situation.
NEWS
March 24, 1990 | SAM FULWOOD III, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to complaints that federal officials have done little to reduce the threat of a major oil spill off the coast of California, President Bush said Friday that his Administration is taking "a whole new look" at proposals to protect the nation's shores.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A key legislator on Wednesday warned executives of British Petroleum America Inc. that the state expects more from the company than merely a cleanup effort as a result of the Huntington Beach oil spill. Sen. Barry Keene (D-Benicia), chairman of the Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture, warned BPA officials that the oil industry should stop trying to block legislation aimed at restricting tanker traffic off the California coast--or face the consequences.
NEWS
January 15, 1988 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Science Writer
The ship Pac Baroness, which sank off Santa Barbara after a collision on Sept. 21, has broken up and its cargo of toxic copper ore has been scattered, thus posing a threat to marine life in the area, scientists said Thursday after getting their first detailed look at wreckage.
NEWS
January 15, 1988 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Science Writer
The ship Pac Baroness, which sank off Santa Barbara after a collision on Sept. 21, has broken up and its cargo of toxic copper ore has been scattered, thus posing a threat to marine life in the area, scientists said Thursday after getting their first detailed look at wreckage.
NEWS
January 11, 1988
An 853-foot-long oil tanker, the Arco Juneau, scraped a support tower of the Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo in heavy fog early Sunday, cutting two long gashes in its side. No oil was spilled and nobody was injured. The tanker was headed out to sea with water in its oil tanks as ballast. After the accident the Arco Juneau moored off Mare Island while the Coast Guard sought to determine the cause and Caltrans checked the bridge for possible damage.
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