Archive for Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Tanker spills oil in Indian Ocean

August 15, 2006


— A Japanese tanker spilled about 1.3 million gallons of crude oil in the eastern Indian Ocean following a collision with a cargo ship, the tanker's operator said today.

Japan's Kyodo news service said the spill - which would be about 31,500 barrels - may have been the largest ever involving a Japanese tanker.

The Bright Artemis tanker spilled the oil following a collision Monday with the Amar, a smaller cargo ship, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines said in a statement. It said the accident took place when the tanker maneuvered near the Amar, which was in distress about 300 miles west of India's Nicobar islands.


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