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Tanker Accidents #250595

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1977
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(Studio) Oil tanker collides with bridge over James River near Hopewell, Virginia, in morning.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Hopewell, Virginia) Benjamin Harris Bridge 1 of Virginia's most vital bridges; details with regard to collision of "Marine Floridian" with bridge noted. [Coast Guard Captain Claude THOMPSON - says indications are there was problem in steering mechanism.] Motorists had some advance warning and could get to safety. [Witness Mike CUNNINGHAM - describes what he saw.] Investigation to be launched.
REPORTER: Bernard Shaw

(Studio) Liberian oil tanker, "Hawaiian Patriot," has oil leakage and explodes in ocean west of Honolulu, Hawaii.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Shaw, Bernard
Duration:
00:02:10

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