author={N. Holme},
  • N. Holme
  • Published 1969
  • Environmental Science
The ‘Torrey Canyon’ stranded on the Seven Stones Reef off Lands End on March 18th, 1967. Within ten days her entire cargoe of 118,000 long tons of Kuwait crude oil had been released on to the sea, or burned following the bombing of the wreck. The released oil drifted off in three different masses; initially about 30,000 tons escaped and this drifted up the English Channel and polluted the N. coast of France, also Guernsey. During the following week a further 20,000 tons escaped, to pollute the… Expand
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