The ship Braer, which spilled 85,000 gallons of oil onto the shores of Scotland'
The ship Braer, which spilled 85,000 gallons of oil onto the shores of Scotland's Shetland Islands last January, had previously been banned from Portland Harbor because of problems with its unloading system. Had the Braer lost power en route to Portland, the same spill could have happened here, because Maine harbor tugs cannot go to sea to steer a powerless tanker away from the rocky coast. Details.
"Braer" (tanker), Oil pollution of rivers, harbors, etc
Platt, David D., "The ship Braer, which spilled 85,000 gallons of oil onto the shores of Scotland'" (1993). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 36.
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