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Posted: 11/19/2002 1:10:55 PM EDT
Oopse! [img]http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021119/capt.1037738339.spain_oil_spill_mad112.jpg[/img]
The Bahamas-registered 'Prestige' oil tanker sinks into the Atlantic Ocean in this video grab after it broke in two some 152 miles off Spain's coast in the Atlantic Ocean, Tuesday Nov. 19, 2002. The stricken tanker was originally carrying 20.5 million gallons of fuel oil when it sank, threatening an environmental disaster off the northwest coast of Spain and Portugal
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If there is a good thing about this its that other articles have said that it was carrying Bunker C fuel oil, which is so thick it has to be heated just to make it flow into the burners. It sank in 11,200 feet of water. At those depths the temperature is so low that the oil would have the consistancy of rubber.
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 1:19:44 PM EDT
Thank God it didn't happen on my watch!
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 1:20:00 PM EDT
Lotsa guys right now must be happy to have not been the captain of this here lady, as her captain is sitting in jail now.
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 1:25:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 1:27:22 PM EDT
What happened to that tanker anyway? I heard that it had a large hole in it but it doesn't look like there is anything around it to have hit. Did it run into another ship?
Link Posted: 11/19/2002 1:27:23 PM EDT
Interestingly there is no word on the health or safety of the human beings that were on board. Heard on WLS 890 AM this morning... "An Oil Tanker broke apart and sank last night off the coast of Spain. This is the worst oil spill in history, and the ecological damage could run in the billions. In other news, a water line burst on Kedzie flooding a portion of the street. No injuries have been reported." WTF?!
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