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Britain / Wales / Grounded Tanker #405013

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 21, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(London: Margaret Lowrie) The pulling of the oil tanker Sea Empress off the rocks, where it ran aground near a wildlife refugee for birds and seals, reported; scenes shown from Milford Haven, Wales. [The Wildlife Trusts Simon LYSTER, Greenpeace Paul HORSMAN, British shipping minister Paul GOSCHEN, International Tank Owners Joseph NICHOLS - comment on the pace of the salvage operation.] The extent of the oil leak and the damages from it reviewed.

(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Interview held with Acomarit Limited Captain Peter Cooney about the accident and the oil spill; reduced-size video shown. [From Gloucester by telephone, COONEY - explains the problems in getting the tanker secured while competing with nature.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Lowrie, Margaret

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