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3 edition of "Torrey Canyon". found in the catalog.

"Torrey Canyon".

Home Office

"Torrey Canyon".

by Home Office

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Published by H.M.S.O .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesCmnd.3246
The Physical Object
Pagination12p.,25cm
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19381419M

  The Torrey Canyon started life as a modest-sized oil tanker, metres long and capable of carry tonnes of crude oil. In she was taken into the Japanese shipyard of Sasebo Heavy Industries and jumboed, that is, she was cut in half and . Bombs rain down on Torrey Canyon The stricken oil tanker, the Torrey Canyon, is refusing to sink despite more than a day of heavy bombing. The supertanker, snagged on rocks between Land's End and the Scilly Isles for 11 days, began breaking up three days ago, leaking more of its cargo into the sea.

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The Torrey Canyon oil spill was one of the world's most serious oil spills. The supertanker SS Torrey Canyon ran aground on a reef off the south-west coast of the United Kingdom inspilling an estimated 25–36 million gallons (94– million litres) of crude oil.

Attempts to mitigate the damage included the bombing of the wreck by aircraft from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. On 18 Marchthe Torrey Canyon, one of the world’s biggest tankers, ran aground between Land’s End and the Isles of Scilly, leaking more thantonnes of crude oil into the : Richard Nelsson.

SS Torrey Canyon was an Torrey Canyon. book Suezmax class oil tanker with a cargo capacity ofshort tons (, t) of crude oil. She was shipwrecked off the western coast of Cornwall, England, Torrey Canyon.

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Other articles where Torrey Canyon oil spill is discussed: oil spill: Largest oil-tanker spills in history: in European waters were the Torrey Canyon disaster off Cornwall, England, in (, metric tons of crude oil were spilled) and the Amoco Cadiz disaster off Brittany, France, in (, metric tons of crude oil and ship fuel were spilled).

But Torrey Canyon was about to come apart and release 10 times the amount of oil ever spilled into British waters. Subsequent inspection revealed that 14 cargo tanks had been holed — a much more extensive catastrophe than originally thought.

After nightfall there was an attempt to move the ship. It failed and, by dawn, the ship had a list of. The Torrey Canyon oil spill inin which its entire cargo oftons of crude oil and an unknown quantity of bunker fuel was lost, was the first major spill from an oil tanker anywhere in the world.

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