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Oil Slick / Search / Garbis #35150

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1975
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(Studio) Report on search for ship that left Florida oil slick.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Florida) 10-15 tankers pass E. coast Florida daily. Coast Guard film shows oil slick left in Florida keys in July. 40,000 gals. oil washed ashore. Coast Guard began search to find offending ship. [Rear Admiral Austin WAGNER - says oil in each ship has its own characteristics.] Coast Guard lab narrowed search to 1 ship. If Coast Guard proves its case, it'll demand $300,000 from owners and $5,000 in punitive fines. Coast Guard can detect and penalize ships that dump oil in American waters.
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

(Studio) Ship is British tanker of Liberian regis., "Garbis." Charges filed against "Garbis" captain. He'll be arrested in Philadelphia tonight.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Murphy, Charles;
Reasoner, Harry

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