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20 Years Ago: The Sea Empress Grounding

  The Liberian-registered tanker Sea Empress grounded on February 15, 1996, causing one of the U.K.’s largest oil spills. The Sea Empress was en route to the Texaco oil refinery near Pembroke, Wales, when she grounded on mid-channel rocks at St. Ann’s Head. Over the course of a week, she spilt 72,000 tons of crude oil into the sea. The ...

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