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JAPANESE FLAGGED Tenyo Maru fishing vessel collided with the Chinese freighter Tuo Hai July 22 and sank off Washington's northwest tip, causing a spill extending 40-50 miles and reaching Shi Shi Beach in Olympic National Park. The Tenyo Maru carried 273,214 gal of bunker fuel and 91,071 gal of diesel fuel. The spill was estimated to be about 100,000 gal, killing scores of sea birds and threatening mammals in the area. Oil skimmers had collected about 21,000 gal of oil and water by July

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