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July 2, 1995 | Associated Press
Two cargo ships collided in the Gulf of Mexico early Saturday and left a 15-mile fuel slick as they drifted, locked together, in an area studded with petroleum rigs. The Coast Guard did not want to pull the ships apart because one of them, the Enif, could sink, said Petty Officer Tyler Johnson. "It appears as if one of the ships is holding the other up," he said. "Our biggest concern is that the wreckage might drift into some of the oil platforms." Tugs were brought in to stop the drift.
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July 2, 1995 | Associated Press
Two cargo ships collided in the Gulf of Mexico early Saturday and left a 15-mile fuel slick as they drifted, locked together, in an area studded with petroleum rigs. The Coast Guard did not want to pull the ships apart because one of them, the Enif, could sink, said Petty Officer Tyler Johnson. "It appears as if one of the ships is holding the other up," he said. "Our biggest concern is that the wreckage might drift into some of the oil platforms." Tugs were brought in to stop the drift.
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June 13, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing potentially huge legal liabilities from an oil spill, the world's largest oil company has declared that it will not use its own tankers to deliver the most environmentally dangerous grades of oil to U.S. ports, except for one in Louisiana. Royal Dutch/Shell Group's announcement late Monday raised the specter that shipments of such oil will be carried out by small tanker companies without the resources to clean up in the event of a substantial spill.
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June 13, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing potentially huge legal liabilities from an oil spill, the world's largest oil company has declared that it will not use its own tankers to deliver the most environmentally dangerous grades of oil to U.S. ports, except for one in Louisiana. Royal Dutch/Shell Group's announcement late Monday raised the specter that shipments of such oil will be carried out by small tanker companies without the resources to clean up in the event of a substantial spill.
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July 9, 1989
Concluding an inquiry that began May 31, Rep. Glenn Poshard (D-Ill.) said his office found no evidence that the Navy tried to make Gunner's Mate Kendall L. Truitt a scapegoat in a deadly explosion aboard the battleship Iowa. The 21-year-old sailor from Marion, Ill., emerged as a focus of investigation after reports quoting unidentified Navy sources linked him to the April 19 blast that killed 47 sailors. The sources told reporters that another sailor, Clayton M.
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July 9, 1989
Concluding an inquiry that began May 31, Rep. Glenn Poshard (D-Ill.) said his office found no evidence that the Navy tried to make Gunner's Mate Kendall L. Truitt a scapegoat in a deadly explosion aboard the battleship Iowa. The 21-year-old sailor from Marion, Ill., emerged as a focus of investigation after reports quoting unidentified Navy sources linked him to the April 19 blast that killed 47 sailors. The sources told reporters that another sailor, Clayton M.
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