Sullom Voe disaster

The Esso Bernicia was only the twelfth tanker to berth at the Sullom Voe oil terminal, but she has already gained a notoriety matching that of the Torrey Canyon. A berthing accident resulted in a spillage of some 1,100 tons of oil in the terminal harbour during late December; floating booms failed to contain the oil and, in the weeks which followed, it spread up the wes


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