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July 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
A judge Tuesday ordered Amoco Corp. to pay about $155 million for damages from a massive oil spill by the Amoco Cadiz tanker off northern France in 1978. Amoco officials said they would appeal the order, promising to prolong a case that has dragged through the courts for years. U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle on Tuesday formally endorsed an order he spelled out in June, based on damage recommendations from former U.S. District Judge Frank McGarr.
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December 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
Rough waves and heavy winds Monday churned up a diesel oil slick from a tanker that split in two off northwestern France, reducing chances that the slick will remain intact and cause extensive environmental damage, officials said. By dusk Monday, both halves of the 24-year-old Erika, registered in Malta, had slipped under water. The tanker, which broke up Sunday, carried nearly 8 million gallons of diesel oil. The vessel was heading from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Livorno, Italy.
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BUSINESS
January 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Appeals Court Rules Against Amoco: Amoco must pay about $200 million in damages for the devastating 1978 oil spill off the coast of France from its supertanker Amoco Cadiz, a federal appeals court has ruled. The court called the spill "a disaster waiting to happen." Attorney Barry Kingham, who represented French villages and towns, called the decision "a complete and total victory." Amoco Corp. and the French had both appealed a lower court's $155-million judgment against the firm.
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August 12, 1996 | Times Wire Services
A fishing boat carrying about 50 people celebrating a summer festival capsized Sunday, killing at least four and leaving at least two missing, rescue authorities said. The trawler overturned at the harbor exit of this port city 325 miles southwest of Paris as it sailed out among dozens of boats for a local tradition of throwing wreaths into the Atlantic. Forty-two people were plucked from rough seas.
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February 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
A retired judge Tuesday recommended a $30-million increase in his $85.2-million judgment against Amoco Corp. for oil-spill damage from the 1978 wreck of a supertanker off the French coast. The revised award would be shared by the government of France--which would receive the single largest portion, $44.4 million--and some 100 French towns affected by the spill that fouled 100 miles of coastline. Frank McGarr, who retired as a U.S.
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January 3, 1987 | From Reuters
Kini Kersten, a West German container ship, has leaked 60 tons of its own fuel into the English Channel and soiled 1,968 feet of beach since running aground south of Cherbourg on Thursday, port officials said Friday.
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January 12, 1988 | LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge on Monday ordered the Amoco Corp. to pay $85.2 million for decade-old damages caused when the crippled supertanker Amoco Cadiz drifted into French Brittany's rocky coast, spilling 68 million gallons of crude oil along 120 miles of picturesque shoreline.
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February 1, 1988 | From Reuters
Five people died and five others were missing at sea after a storm battered the western and northwestern coasts of France, police said Sunday. Meteorologists warned that hurricane-force winds of up to 95 m.p.h. are expected in the same areas this morning. Two people were carried into the sea and drowned in separate incidents in the western region of Brittany, and three people were killed in road accidents in high winds.
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August 12, 1996 | Times Wire Services
A fishing boat carrying about 50 people celebrating a summer festival capsized Sunday, killing at least four and leaving at least two missing, rescue authorities said. The trawler overturned at the harbor exit of this port city 325 miles southwest of Paris as it sailed out among dozens of boats for a local tradition of throwing wreaths into the Atlantic. Forty-two people were plucked from rough seas.
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February 22, 1988 | From Reuters
A French fishing trawler sank in the English Channel on Sunday when its fishermen netted a World War II mine and it exploded, the French Coast Guard said. Nobody was hurt in the blast, which shattered the hull of La Minette, forcing the four crewmen to take to lifeboats. They were picked up off the Normandy coast by another trawler.
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March 31, 1994 | Associated Press
Superheated steam leaked inside the turbine room of a submerged French nuclear submarine Wednesday, killing the commander and nine sailors during an exercise in the Mediterranean. The Emeraude surfaced and headed back to its base at Toulon using diesel and battery power, officials said. The accident did not affect the vessel's nuclear reactor and "in no way puts into question either the nuclear security of the vessel or the environment," the Defense Ministry said.
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November 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
An armed Japanese escort ship collided Sunday with a Greenpeace boat tracking a freighter laden with highly toxic plutonium, the environmental group and Japan's coast guard said. Japan is shipping the plutonium home to fire up a new generation of nuclear fast-breeder reactors. Greenpeace opposes the shipment and is trailing the cargo ship, saying the plutonium poses huge dangers ranging from a spill to an attack by terrorists seeking nuclear bomb-making material. The Akatsuki Maru, carrying 1.
BUSINESS
January 25, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Appeals Court Rules Against Amoco: Amoco must pay about $200 million in damages for the devastating 1978 oil spill off the coast of France from its supertanker Amoco Cadiz, a federal appeals court has ruled. The court called the spill "a disaster waiting to happen." Attorney Barry Kingham, who represented French villages and towns, called the decision "a complete and total victory." Amoco Corp. and the French had both appealed a lower court's $155-million judgment against the firm.
BUSINESS
July 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
A judge Tuesday ordered Amoco Corp. to pay about $155 million for damages from a massive oil spill by the Amoco Cadiz tanker off northern France in 1978. Amoco officials said they would appeal the order, promising to prolong a case that has dragged through the courts for years. U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle on Tuesday formally endorsed an order he spelled out in June, based on damage recommendations from former U.S. District Judge Frank McGarr.
NEWS
March 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A glass-covered tour boat carrying 500 people on the Seine River collided with a barge near Notre Dame Cathedral, killing one person, officials said Friday. Manuel Bessa, 28, a Portuguese student on the tour boat, was killed when he was struck in the head by an open window that swung shut in the impact of the collision, police said.
BUSINESS
February 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
A retired judge Tuesday recommended a $30-million increase in his $85.2-million judgment against Amoco Corp. for oil-spill damage from the 1978 wreck of a supertanker off the French coast. The revised award would be shared by the government of France--which would receive the single largest portion, $44.4 million--and some 100 French towns affected by the spill that fouled 100 miles of coastline. Frank McGarr, who retired as a U.S.
NEWS
December 14, 1999 | From Associated Press
Rough waves and heavy winds Monday churned up a diesel oil slick from a tanker that split in two off northwestern France, reducing chances that the slick will remain intact and cause extensive environmental damage, officials said. By dusk Monday, both halves of the 24-year-old Erika, registered in Malta, had slipped under water. The tanker, which broke up Sunday, carried nearly 8 million gallons of diesel oil. The vessel was heading from Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Livorno, Italy.
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January 17, 1988 | From Reuters
French helicopters and sea rescue craft have failed to find a British pleasure boat that radioed for help late on Thursday off France's south coast, French maritime officials said on Saturday. The distress call said the British boat Manou was in trouble at the entrance to the Gulf of Saint Tropez and one of five people on board had fallen overboard, officials said
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February 22, 1988 | From Reuters
A French fishing trawler sank in the English Channel on Sunday when its fishermen netted a World War II mine and it exploded, the French Coast Guard said. Nobody was hurt in the blast, which shattered the hull of La Minette, forcing the four crewmen to take to lifeboats. They were picked up off the Normandy coast by another trawler.
NEWS
February 1, 1988 | From Reuters
Five people died and five others were missing at sea after a storm battered the western and northwestern coasts of France, police said Sunday. Meteorologists warned that hurricane-force winds of up to 95 m.p.h. are expected in the same areas this morning. Two people were carried into the sea and drowned in separate incidents in the western region of Brittany, and three people were killed in road accidents in high winds.
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