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Oil Spill / Trial / Lawsuits #41430

ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 27, 1976
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(Studio) 3000 square mile oil slick from grounded tanker "Argo Merchant" won't wash ashore on Massachusetts coast. Change of wind is reason for oil slick's movements. Master of tanker, George Papadopoulos, testified in New York City today.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(NYC) Papadopoulos told story of oil spill to attys. representing injured parties, Cape Cod fishermen, Continental Insurance, and State of Massachusetts. Amts. parties suing for noted. Continental Ins. Company lawyer, Douglas Jacobsen, attempts to prove tanker was unseaworthy and owners know or should have known. Jacobsen and Papadopoulos ques./ans. dialogue summarized and cited. Problem with gyro compass malfunction noted on December 14th. Tanker was off course by 24 miles; reasons cited.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart Artist: Anthony Accurso

Stewart, Bill;
Walters, Barbara

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