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Oil spill off Nantucket, Massachusetts

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure.

Oil spill off Nantucket, Massachusetts

hearing before the Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-fourth Congress, second session ... December 22, 1976.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Massachusetts,
  • Nantucket Sound.
    • Subjects:
    • Argo Merchant (Ship),
    • Oil spills -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket Sound.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .J833 1976c
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 252 p. :
      Number of Pages252
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4690854M
      LC Control Number77602397

      Welcome to another issue of the Town of Nantucket Monthly e-News. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 28th and join us for the Second Annual Nantucket Litter Derby! Look what we can accomplish as a community when we work together and have fun while doing it. The Nantucket Council on Aging invites you to a Three Part Workshop on "Building an.   Debra Simecek-Beatty, in Oil Spill Science and Technology, Ensemble Forecasting. The Argo Merchant grounding off Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, was one of the most studied oil spills in history with over scientists participating in the response effort. Five independent research teams provided operational forecasting of the oil distribution. 29,30 The on .

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        The accident occurred about a.m., when Garland, an employee of Scudder-Taylor Oil in Hyannis, one of the seven villages that make up Barnstable, was refueling the Grey Lady, the foot, high-speed ferry. The vessel was scheduled to depart from the Hy-Line Cruises' terminal for Nantucket at a.m. Nantucket (condado de Nantucket, Massachusetts) — Nantucket Lugar designado por el censo de los Estados Unidos Vista de Nantucket Wikipedia Español. Comté de Nantucket, Massachusetts — Comté de Nantucket Le comté Nantucket est un comté de l État de Massachusetts aux États Unis. Au recensement de , il comptait habitants.


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Oil spill off Nantucket, Massachusetts by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure.]. MV Argo Merchant was a Liberian-flagged oil tanker built by Howaldtswerke in Hamburg, Germany, inmost noted for running aground and subsequent sinking southeast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, causing one of the largest marine oil spills in history.

Throughout the vessel's troubled past, she was involved in more than a dozen major shipping incidents including two other groundings Builder: Howaldtswerke, Hamburg, Germany.

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The only other major spill in Massachusetts began on Decem   These problems came to an unfortunate confluence when the weather turned bad. A winter storm generated high winds and foot seas, driving them across the bow of Argo Merchant, causing the ship to run aground on Middle Rip Shoal in position 41° 2' N, 69° 27' W - about 25 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket, more than 24 miles off course.

The captain, fearing destruction of the. The Argo Merchant oil spill on Nantucket Shoals (Massachusetts) in Decemberwas the focus of a massive scientific investigation. More than scientists were involved in predicting and studying the fate and effects of the spill, at a cost exceeding $, On Decemthe Liberian tanker Argo Merchant ran aground on Nantucket Shoals, off the Massachusetts coast, in high winds and ten foot seas.

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