OIL SPILL HALTED AT TANKER COLLISION SITE OFF NORTHWEST SUMATRA

02/09/1993
A breached cargo tank of the Maersk Navigator supertanker, involved in a Jan. 20 collision with another tanker off Northwest Sumatra, was sealed about noon Jan. 29. "Outflow of oil from the vessel has ceased," reported owner/operator A.P. Moller Singapore Pte. Ltd. "Remaining pollution will be dealt with by spraying dispersants. The final aerial survey of the vessel took place the morning of Jan. 30 when the vessel was being towed southwest, accompanied by salvage tugs. Although transfer of the cargo had not taken place over the weekend as proposed, a spokesman said loading was imminent, and would be into a sister ship o...
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