TANKER ACCIDENTS STRIKE IN MEDITERRANEAN

Holiday beaches along the northern Mediterranean coast of France and Italy were threatened last week by 70,000-110,000 bbl of Iranian crude that spilled into the sea after an explosion and fire on the Cyprus flagged Haven tanker. But the threat of a big environmental accident seemed to have dimmed when the 232,163 dwt vessel was moved into shallower water off the port of Genoa and allowed to sink. The Haven sinking was the second tanker accident off Italy.

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