Britain has been spared a major oil spill after Norwegian registered tanker Borga ran aground in Mill Bay near Milford Haven, South Wales, carrying 112,000 metric tons of crude oil. The vessel was about to deliver the crude to the nearby Texaco Ltd. Pembroke refinery at Milford Haven. It ran ashore Oct. 29 in good weather, apparently after failure of its steering gear. Reports said the double hull Borga had been holed in at least one ballast tank, but no oil leakage occurred. The U.K. Department of Transport is expected to prepare a formal report on the accident. Salvage company Smit International of...

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