TANKER SUNK OFF ITALY COULD FOUL RIVIERAN COAST
A blazing supertanker carrying a million barrels of oil sank off the Italian Riviera yesterday, threatening a pollution disaster in the Mediterranean. The ship, carrying 143,000 tons of thick Iranian crude, sank at 10:05 a.m. yesterday just off Arenzano, a small fishing port about 250 miles northwest of Rome.Skip to next paragraph
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Experts fighting to prevent what threatens to be the Mediterranean's worst oil spill had feared that further explosions would break up the tanker and pour a huge quantity of crude oil into the sea.