Amoco Cadiz


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Amoco Cadiz

oil tanker broke up off Britanny coast; 1.6 million barrels spilled (1978). [Fr. Hist.: Facts (1978), 201, 202]
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1978: Violent seas split the wreck of the tanker Amoco Cadiz destroying hopes of salvaging any remaining oil.
1978: The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz ran aground on the coast of Brittany, broke in half and spilled 220,000 tons of crude oil.
The super-tanker Amoco Cadiz split in two off Brittany 2.
6 million barrels of oil drained into the water when the Amoco Cadiz (top right) split in two off the coast of Brittany, France, in 1978.
History records a number of significant spillages of the European coast - Torrey Canyon in 1967 (120 000 tonnes), Amoco Cadiz in 1978 (250 000 tonnes or nearly 2 million barrels
He was involved in the restoration efforts necessary because of the Amoco Cadiz, a crude oil tanker that ran aground off the coast of Brittany, France, in 1978.
Meanwhile, Angela Ripon hit the screen as the first woman newsreader and oil tanker the Amoco Cadiz ran aground off Brittany spilling 220,000 tonnes of fuel.
Now 1978 also saw the Amoco Cadiz super tanker disaster off the coast of Brittany, the murder of Wordsley newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater and cricketer Ian Botham's record-breaking Test match performance against Pakistan, scoring a century and taking eight wickets in one innings.
THE ship which ran aground in 1978 was the Amoco Cadiz.
The firm was a major participant in litigations arising from some of the most famous maritime incidents of the 20th century, including the Titanic, Lusitania, the Texas City disaster, the Torrey Canyon and the Amoco Cadiz.
It could be the worst disaster for European marine life since the tanker Amoco Cadiz sank off Brittany 21 years ago - killing 5,000 birds in three months.
In tanker disasters, the Amoco Cadiz ran aground off the coast of France in 1978, spilling 68.