MAJOR OIL SPILL THREATENING PERSIAN GULF COASTS

Persian Gulf nations last week braced for a major oil spill drifting toward their coasts in the wake of a Mar. 30 collision of two supertankers in the Gulf of Oman about 9 miles off Fujairah, U.A.E. At presstime last week, an oil slick had fouled as much as 50 km of the Fujairah coastline and appeared to be threatening the coast of Oman. It was uncertain whether other Persian Gulf countries were threatened by the spill, but some reports had the slick drifting toward the Iranian coast.

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