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July 30, 1990 | Associated Press
The French trawler Ar-Roak sank Sunday in the English Channel, and the coast guard said three people died. Officials said two people were rescued.
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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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NEWS
December 25, 1988
A huge oil storage tanker broke free from its moorings in the North Sea about 150 miles east of Dundee, Scotland, oil firms said, disrupting about 10% of Britain's oil production. A Royal Air Force spokesman said a 200,000-ton converted tanker, which had drifted for more than five hours with 34 men aboard and almost collided with an oil platform, was safely under tow after a rescue operation in high seas.
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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.
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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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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January 7, 1991 | Times Wire Services
Ten crew members died Sunday when a tanker capsized in heavy seas off the coast of northern Wales as fierce storms wreaked havoc throughout Britain and Ireland. The dead crew members were among at least 28 people who died in a weekend of gales and hurricane-force winds, according to police estimates. The coast guard at Holyhead, 240 miles northwest of London, said the Maltese-registered Kimya capsized early Sunday morning after sending out a distress signal.
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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.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | From Reuters
A British North Sea ferry carrying 348 passengers and crew docked safely here Thursday after a fire broke out in its engine room, and it had to be towed six miles to port, a Coast Guard spokesman said. The fire broke out aboard the 18,732-ton Nordic toward the end of a crossing from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge to Felixstowe. Rescue helicopters and tugboats raced to the scene, prepared for an emergency evacuation.
NEWS
January 7, 1991 | Times Wire Services
Ten crew members died Sunday when a tanker capsized in heavy seas off the coast of northern Wales as fierce storms wreaked havoc throughout Britain and Ireland. The dead crew members were among at least 28 people who died in a weekend of gales and hurricane-force winds, according to police estimates. The coast guard at Holyhead, 240 miles northwest of London, said the Maltese-registered Kimya capsized early Sunday morning after sending out a distress signal.
NEWS
July 30, 1990 | Associated Press
The French trawler Ar-Roak sank Sunday in the English Channel, and the coast guard said three people died. Officials said two people were rescued.
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.
NEWS
December 25, 1988
A huge oil storage tanker broke free from its moorings in the North Sea about 150 miles east of Dundee, Scotland, oil firms said, disrupting about 10% of Britain's oil production. A Royal Air Force spokesman said a 200,000-ton converted tanker, which had drifted for more than five hours with 34 men aboard and almost collided with an oil platform, was safely under tow after a rescue operation in high seas.
NEWS
March 25, 1988 | From Reuters
A British North Sea ferry carrying 348 passengers and crew docked safely here Thursday after a fire broke out in its engine room, and it had to be towed six miles to port, a Coast Guard spokesman said. The fire broke out aboard the 18,732-ton Nordic toward the end of a crossing from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge to Felixstowe. Rescue helicopters and tugboats raced to the scene, prepared for an emergency evacuation.
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