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October 2, 1985
The Coast Guard stepped up its efforts to block 435,000 gallons of North Sea crude oil from drifting down the Delaware River toward a wildlife refuge and a major shipping canal. Capt. Edward Roe, the officer in charge of the drive to contain and clean up the aftermath of a weekend supertanker accident, called in a private contractor and five Navy ships and moved his command post from New Jersey to Delaware to oversee operations. "Capt.
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April 17, 2006 | Ronald D. White and Elizabeth Douglass, Times Staff Writers
With Californians slurping more and more fuel, a milestone looms for a controversial drive to build an oil supertanker dock in Los Angeles harbor. A Long Beach energy company is poised to release an environmental assessment of what would be the West Coast's first terminal for fully loaded oil supertankers, capable of handling a vessel large enough to serve as a shipping crate for the West's tallest skyscraper.
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May 11, 1989 | From United Press International
An Indian supertanker that ran aground last month off the Saudi Arabian coast, spilling 3.9 million gallons of oil into the Red Sea, was refloated after running aground for a second time, shipping officials said Wednesday. The 276,744-ton Kanchenjunga was refloated Tuesday without damage or further oil spills off the Saudi Red Sea port of Gizan, gulf-based officials said. Maritime authorities in the Saudi Arabian port of Jidda said two tugs initially brought in to stabilize the vessel had to tow it about seven miles away from the spot where it ran aground for a second time.
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September 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
A supertanker rammed an Indian-registered cargo ship in the Strait of Malacca, where thick smoke from bush fires burning out of control obscured visibility, survivors said Saturday. Officials said 29 crew members of the Vikraman were missing and feared dead after the vessel sank late Friday south of Port Dickson, about 70 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Capt. Cartik Venghatraman of the Vikraman and four other people were rescued. The five said the St.
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August 2, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE and DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writers
A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas sailed from Kuwait with an escort of U.S. warships Saturday, the first U.S. naval convoy through the perilous waters of the Persian Gulf since a supertanker was damaged by a mine nine days ago. The 46,723-ton Gas Prince, a Kuwaiti vessel re-registered two weeks ago to carry the U.S. flag, sailed early Saturday morning, according to a reliable shipping source.
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September 1, 1987 | Associated Press
A U.S.-escorted convoy of Kuwaiti oil tankers safely completed its journey through the Persian Gulf today as the Pentagon disclosed that an American warship had rescued an Iraqi pilot adrift in the gulf for two days. The pilot, whose identity was not given, was picked up from a raft Monday by the amphibious helicopter carrier Guadalcanal, a Pentagon statement said.
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July 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Citing damage more extensive than originally estimated, maritime salvage experts reported Sunday that water flooded four of 31 compartments in the Kuwaiti supertanker Bridgeton after it hit a mine while U.S. warships escorted it through the Persian Gulf. Divers who inspected the 401,382-ton supertanker said the blast left a gaping 30-by-10-foot hole.
NEWS
July 12, 1985 | Associated Press
Iraqi warplanes fired an Exocet missile into the Turkish supertanker M. Ceyhan today, setting it ablaze in the Persian Gulf near Iran's Kharg Island oil terminal, marine salvage experts reported. Bahrain-based maritime salvage personnel said the 226,145-ton Turkish ship was "abandoned by its crew after the missile blast ignited a huge fire in the stern section." No details on casualties were immediately available. The M.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1985
The Batillus and Bellamya have been sold to Taiwan and South Korea, respectively, for scrap, the owner, Shell France, announced. The tankers, each weighing 553,000 tons and ranked among the largest in the world, were built in 1976 by a French shipyard but have been laid up for the past three years because of the poor market for oil transport by supertankers.
NEWS
September 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
A supertanker rammed an Indian-registered cargo ship in the Strait of Malacca, where thick smoke from bush fires burning out of control obscured visibility, survivors said Saturday. Officials said 29 crew members of the Vikraman were missing and feared dead after the vessel sank late Friday south of Port Dickson, about 70 miles southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the capital. Capt. Cartik Venghatraman of the Vikraman and four other people were rescued. The five said the St.
NEWS
May 11, 1989 | From United Press International
An Indian supertanker that ran aground last month off the Saudi Arabian coast, spilling 3.9 million gallons of oil into the Red Sea, was refloated after running aground for a second time, shipping officials said Wednesday. The 276,744-ton Kanchenjunga was refloated Tuesday without damage or further oil spills off the Saudi Red Sea port of Gizan, gulf-based officials said. Maritime authorities in the Saudi Arabian port of Jidda said two tugs initially brought in to stabilize the vessel had to tow it about seven miles away from the spot where it ran aground for a second time.
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November 16, 1987 | United Press International
Iranian gunboats attacked a U.S.-owned supertanker pleading for help from an American warship in the southern Persian Gulf today, shipping sources said. It was the second time in two days Iranian forces struck a U.S.-owned--but not U.S.-flagged--merchant vessel, evidently in retaliation for Iraqi air raids on ships in the Iranian oil export shuttle service. The attacks occurred as the 18th convoy of reflagged Kuwaiti tankers sailed south through the tense Persian Gulf, shepherded by two U.S.
NEWS
September 1, 1987 | Associated Press
A U.S.-escorted convoy of Kuwaiti oil tankers safely completed its journey through the Persian Gulf today as the Pentagon disclosed that an American warship had rescued an Iraqi pilot adrift in the gulf for two days. The pilot, whose identity was not given, was picked up from a raft Monday by the amphibious helicopter carrier Guadalcanal, a Pentagon statement said.
NEWS
August 10, 1987 | Associated Press
An American-operated supertanker loaded with Iranian oil hit a mine today just outside the Persian Gulf, and three reflagged Kuwaiti ships were reported moving slowly toward home under U.S. Navy escort. Iran, which has said the gulf will be "full of mines" until the superpowers quit intervening in the region, declared today that it will turn the waterway into a "killing field for the aggressors."
NEWS
August 2, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE and DON SHANNON, Times Staff Writers
A tanker carrying liquefied petroleum gas sailed from Kuwait with an escort of U.S. warships Saturday, the first U.S. naval convoy through the perilous waters of the Persian Gulf since a supertanker was damaged by a mine nine days ago. The 46,723-ton Gas Prince, a Kuwaiti vessel re-registered two weeks ago to carry the U.S. flag, sailed early Saturday morning, according to a reliable shipping source.
NEWS
July 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Citing damage more extensive than originally estimated, maritime salvage experts reported Sunday that water flooded four of 31 compartments in the Kuwaiti supertanker Bridgeton after it hit a mine while U.S. warships escorted it through the Persian Gulf. Divers who inspected the 401,382-ton supertanker said the blast left a gaping 30-by-10-foot hole.
NEWS
July 13, 1985 | Associated Press
Iraqi warplanes crippled the second Turkish supertanker in a week Friday, setting its stern section ablaze with a missile, Persian Gulf shipping sources said. All 38 crewmen abandoned ship after the strike against the 226,145-ton M. Ceyhan, but no casualties were reported. No oil was reported lost, but tugs were still fighting the flames at dusk. Shipping executives in Bahrain said a French-made Exocet missile hit above the M. Ceyhan's waterline. On Tuesday, the tanker M.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1985
The Batillus and Bellamya have been sold to Taiwan and South Korea, respectively, for scrap, the owner, Shell France, announced. The tankers, each weighing 553,000 tons and ranked among the largest in the world, were built in 1976 by a French shipyard but have been laid up for the past three years because of the poor market for oil transport by supertankers.
NEWS
October 2, 1985
The Coast Guard stepped up its efforts to block 435,000 gallons of North Sea crude oil from drifting down the Delaware River toward a wildlife refuge and a major shipping canal. Capt. Edward Roe, the officer in charge of the drive to contain and clean up the aftermath of a weekend supertanker accident, called in a private contractor and five Navy ships and moved his command post from New Jersey to Delaware to oversee operations. "Capt.
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