TANKER SPILLS NORWEGIAN CRUDE OIL OFF SHETLANDS
Crude oil was spilling last week from the U.S. owned Braer tanker after the 89,000 dwt vessel ran aground on the south end of Scotland's Shetland Islands. Workers were.trying to assess the extent of damage to the tanker, shoreline, and wildlife after the Jan. 5 accident. Braer's cargo amounted to 607,000 bbl of Norwegian oil bound for Canada. There was no reliable estimate of how much oil had entered the water at Oil & Gas Journal presstime last week.