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February 23, 1989
A freighter of Panamanian registry hauling a load of salt from Spain to Iceland capsized and sank in heavy seas off Scotland, killing all 17 crew members, the British coast guard said. Ships, planes and helicopters struggled in vain to aid the Japanese-owned Sescil Angola. Bob Conolly, pilot of a British Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft that was first on the scene, said the crew members may have died because they waited too long to abandon ship. "The crew did not want to abandon ship.
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August 29, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wave-Powered Generator Sinks: The world's first commercial wave-powered electric generator sank less than a month after it was towed into place off the northern coast of Scotland. The generator vessel Osprey developed leaks in two of its nine ballast tanks about 10 days ago, said Alan Thomson, managing director of Applied Research & Technology Ltd. He said it was not certain whether Osprey could be raised and repaired or would have to be replaced.
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January 8, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local officials said Thursday that they are preparing a contingency plan to move inhabitants away from coastal areas affected by the massive oil spill from the grounded tanker Braer. The disclosure came as another day of stormy seas and skies kept salvage teams from boarding the ship, which lost power and ran aground Tuesday on the rocky coast of southern Shetland Island, north of Scotland.
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January 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
The wrecked oil tanker Braer broke up against the rocky cliffs of the Shetland Islands, releasing virtually all that remained of its cargo of nearly 25 million gallons of Norwegian crude oil. The 790-foot vessel broke into at least three pieces after being grounded against the rugged edge of the Bay of Quendale for a week. The cargo was more than twice the amount spilled by the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989.
BUSINESS
August 29, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Wave-Powered Generator Sinks: The world's first commercial wave-powered electric generator sank less than a month after it was towed into place off the northern coast of Scotland. The generator vessel Osprey developed leaks in two of its nine ballast tanks about 10 days ago, said Alan Thomson, managing director of Applied Research & Technology Ltd. He said it was not certain whether Osprey could be raised and repaired or would have to be replaced.
NEWS
January 9, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wrecked oil tanker Braer apparently was breaking up on the rocks of this island late Friday, even as Scottish authorities banned all fishing in the area because of pollution risks. About half of the crude oil, which has contaminated the coast and adjacent fields, is probably still aboard the 700-foot tanker, said Capt. Geert Koffeman of the Dutch salvage company Smit Tak, which will try to pump out the remaining cargo. Capt.
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November 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Britain's Defense Ministry said Friday that it had found the wreckage of a fishing boat that was dragged underwater by a Royal Navy nuclear submarine, and that its four crew members were feared dead. Senior Defense Ministry official Archie Hamilton confirmed the trawler Antares had been pulled down when its nets were snagged by the submarine Trenchant. "The search for the crew continues but, sadly, it now seems extremely unlikely that they will be found alive," Hamilton said.
NEWS
January 7, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As aerial crews sprayed chemicals to try to disperse a huge slick and wildlife experts sought to save oil-sodden birds, recriminations were exchanged Wednesday over what caused the tanker Braer to run aground here, spilling its 25-million-gallon cargo of light crude.
NEWS
January 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Services
The wrecked oil tanker Braer broke up against the rocky cliffs of the Shetland Islands, releasing virtually all that remained of its cargo of nearly 25 million gallons of Norwegian crude oil. The 790-foot vessel broke into at least three pieces after being grounded against the rugged edge of the Bay of Quendale for a week. The cargo was more than twice the amount spilled by the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989.
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November 23, 1990 | Associated Press
A fishing boat believed to have four men aboard was missing Thursday after a British submarine collided with the vessel off Scotland's Isle of Arran, the Royal Navy said. Naval helicopters, a frigate and a minesweeper searched for the fishing boat, Antares, which was reported overdue at its home port of Carradale. A navy spokesman said the boat normally carries a crew of four, but it was not known how many were on board. The spokesman said the submarine surfaced after the 2 a.m.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Disaster was averted shortly after 5 a.m. on a clear, dark morning last October. The Kenai, a British Petroleum-chartered oil tanker carrying 35 million gallons of Alaskan crude, developed steering trouble 16 miles from the site of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill. The tanker was less than two minutes from running aground on Middle Rock, an old nemesis for ship captains operating in Prince William Sound. But the Kenai quickly radioed its tug escort, required by the U.S.
NEWS
January 9, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wrecked oil tanker Braer apparently was breaking up on the rocks of this island late Friday, even as Scottish authorities banned all fishing in the area because of pollution risks. About half of the crude oil, which has contaminated the coast and adjacent fields, is probably still aboard the 700-foot tanker, said Capt. Geert Koffeman of the Dutch salvage company Smit Tak, which will try to pump out the remaining cargo. Capt.
NEWS
January 8, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local officials said Thursday that they are preparing a contingency plan to move inhabitants away from coastal areas affected by the massive oil spill from the grounded tanker Braer. The disclosure came as another day of stormy seas and skies kept salvage teams from boarding the ship, which lost power and ran aground Tuesday on the rocky coast of southern Shetland Island, north of Scotland.
NEWS
January 7, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As aerial crews sprayed chemicals to try to disperse a huge slick and wildlife experts sought to save oil-sodden birds, recriminations were exchanged Wednesday over what caused the tanker Braer to run aground here, spilling its 25-million-gallon cargo of light crude.
NEWS
January 6, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY and MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 700-foot tanker carrying almost 25 million gallons of oil ran aground and was breaking up in the Shetland Islands on Tuesday, creating a potentially major environmental disaster in an internationally known wildlife area. The single-hulled ship, the Liberian-registered Braer, was carrying almost double the amount of crude that was aboard the Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in Alaska in 1989.
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November 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Britain's Defense Ministry said Friday that it had found the wreckage of a fishing boat that was dragged underwater by a Royal Navy nuclear submarine, and that its four crew members were feared dead. Senior Defense Ministry official Archie Hamilton confirmed the trawler Antares had been pulled down when its nets were snagged by the submarine Trenchant. "The search for the crew continues but, sadly, it now seems extremely unlikely that they will be found alive," Hamilton said.
NEWS
January 6, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY and MAURA DOLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A 700-foot tanker carrying almost 25 million gallons of oil ran aground and was breaking up in the Shetland Islands on Tuesday, creating a potentially major environmental disaster in an internationally known wildlife area. The single-hulled ship, the Liberian-registered Braer, was carrying almost double the amount of crude that was aboard the Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in Alaska in 1989.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1993 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Disaster was averted shortly after 5 a.m. on a clear, dark morning last October. The Kenai, a British Petroleum-chartered oil tanker carrying 35 million gallons of Alaskan crude, developed steering trouble 16 miles from the site of the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill. The tanker was less than two minutes from running aground on Middle Rock, an old nemesis for ship captains operating in Prince William Sound. But the Kenai quickly radioed its tug escort, required by the U.S.
NEWS
November 23, 1990 | Associated Press
A fishing boat believed to have four men aboard was missing Thursday after a British submarine collided with the vessel off Scotland's Isle of Arran, the Royal Navy said. Naval helicopters, a frigate and a minesweeper searched for the fishing boat, Antares, which was reported overdue at its home port of Carradale. A navy spokesman said the boat normally carries a crew of four, but it was not known how many were on board. The spokesman said the submarine surfaced after the 2 a.m.
NEWS
February 23, 1989
A freighter of Panamanian registry hauling a load of salt from Spain to Iceland capsized and sank in heavy seas off Scotland, killing all 17 crew members, the British coast guard said. Ships, planes and helicopters struggled in vain to aid the Japanese-owned Sescil Angola. Bob Conolly, pilot of a British Nimrod reconnaissance aircraft that was first on the scene, said the crew members may have died because they waited too long to abandon ship. "The crew did not want to abandon ship.
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