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Oil Rig Collapse / Newfoundland #282140

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 15, 1982
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(Studio) Collapse of rig platform 200 miles off Newfoundland reported 84 crewmen thought lost.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Bad weather conditions noted. [Canadian Air Force Captain Mike CLARK - tells of search.] [Canadian Coast Guard Major Collin GILLIS - describes situation.] Rig, Ocean Ranger, called largest in the world. Listing of platform last week recalled. Mobil Oil of Canada, operators of rig, after investigation said minimizing that incident. Mobil said leasing rig from Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company of New Orleans, Louisiana. Nationalities of lost men noted.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner (CBC-TV tape) (WWL-TV tape)

Rather, Dan

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