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: The oil tanker Amoco Cadiz ran aground on the coast of Brittany, broke in half and spilled 220,000 tons of crude oil.
"The plaintiff's argument that four other recent crashes of Boeing planes may jeopardize Boeing's future solvency is 'too speculative to merit consideration.' In re Oil Spill By The 'Amoco Cadiz' Off the Coast of France On Mar.
1978: Violent seas split the wreck of the tanker Amoco Cadiz destroying hopes of salvaging any remaining oil.
Amoco Cadiz 68 million This tanker ran aground near 1978 Brittany, France.
More than 1.6 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!) and Braer in 1993 (85 000 tonnes).
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.
Timeform's Racehorses annual recalled one journalist writing after this run that "salvaging Monteverdi's $6million reputation was going to be the biggest job since the Amoco Cadiz".
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 Sea Empress, which hit rocks off Wales in 1996, lost 40,000 tonnes of oil (Page 4, Nov 20).
No disruption has yet been recorded, but Mr Minster pointed out that repercussions following the loss of the Amoco Cadiz reached a peak six years after the catastrophe.