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Freighter Sinking / Oil Rig Safety #282162

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 16, 1982
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(Studio) USSR freighter reported sinking in same location where oil rig capsized yesterday off Newfoundland coast; details given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Saint John's, Newfoundland) Disappearance of Ocean Ranger oil rig examined; CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) file film shown. [Captain Mike CLARK - describes scene.] [Laura HICKEY - notes probable fate of brother Greg.] [Rob ST. ALBAN - describes emergency drill last week] [Lieutenant Commander Ronald EDMUSSEN - notes scheduled inspection of Ocean Ranger.]
REPORTER: Jerry Landay

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Dallas, Texas) Dangers inherent in working on offshore oil rig examined; films shown. "Los Angeles Times" survey of fatality rate for rig workers noted. [Zapata Oil Company spokesperson Thomas McINTOSH - claims all that's possible has been done for safety.] Ocean Ranger noted designed to be Titanic of offshore oil rigs. [Drilling contractor W.D. MOORE - comments.] Anticipated impact of disaster on offshore industry considered.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

(Studio) Details of freighter's sinking given.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Kroft, Steve;
Landay, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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