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Oil Spills / Delaware River / Nantucket #486828

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 29, 1976
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(Studio) Federal marshals arrest captain of Liberian tanker "Olympic Games" on charges of violating federal pollution standards because ship caused oil spill in Delaware River.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Little Tennecum Island, Pennsylvania) Report on effect of spill on wildlife around river. Coast Guard says financial effect not as bad as thought. [Pennsylvania Fish Commission spokesperson Frank SCHILLING - says spill should never have occurred, and it's unfortunate for birds.]
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

(Studio) "Argo Merchant" captain George Papadopoulos testifies again in New York City re: grounding of his ship off Nantucket.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(NYC) Navigational and equipment problems on board ship noted. Continental Ins. Company attys. attempt to show owners knew of ship's unseaworthy condition. Captain has said owner-of-record, Thebes Shipping Company, never had contact with him. Operator of ship appears to be New York City firm called Amership. Details with regard to navigation charts noted.
REPORTER: Mary Alice Williams Artist: Ida Libby Dengrove

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Rowan, Ford;
Williams, Mary Alice
Duration:
00:03:30

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