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The Torrey Canyon flounders off the Cornish coast

March 18, 1967: Environmental disaster feared as tanker Torrey Canyon hits rocks off Cornwall

The supertanker Torrey Canyon ran aground off Land's End, threatening sea birds and other wildlife as its 100,000-ton crude oil cargo seeped into the sea.

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