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Argo Merchant/ Liability Hearing #244019

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 27, 1976
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(Studio) George Papadopoulos,captain of "Argo Merchant," tells federal court of navigational problems prior to wreck. Lawsuit with regard to oil spill noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Attorney for Captain Papadopoulos unhappy with regard to news coverage. Captain tells judge of failure of equipment on "Argo Merchant." Details noted. Continental Ins. Company liable for value of oil. [Ins. company lawyer Douglas JACOBSEN - speaks of situation.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Nantucket, Massachusetts) Plight of "Argo Merchant" described, filmed. [US marine chemist James South MATTSON - describes nature of oil spill.] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. photograph shown. Method for tracking oil slick described. [Nantucket beach patrol Don PRICE - displays befouled, captured bird.] [MATTSON - believes things may be okay after 2 weeks] "Argo Merchant" wreck to be left as is.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Kilpatrick, Jim;
Mudd, Roger;
Young, Steve

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