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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Prestige Sinks

November 20, 2002

The single-hulled tanker, Prestige, split and sank off the coast of Spain yesterday. The tanker was carrying approximately 70,000 tons of oil before sinking about 100 miles off the northern coast of Spain. Although some oil has already washed ashore from the casualty, Spanish government officials say the Prestige hasn’t leaked any oil since it sank.


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