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Old 26 April 2007, 11:41   #21
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I think a lot of people forget that natural oil seepage occurs in many parts of the world. The marine environment seems to cope - it's when large quantities are released in calm sheltered waters or onto beaches that the problems occur

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Is the problem with sinking "at sea" (in or near the channel) that all of the containers would then have been a major hazard to navigation. Potentially risking loss of life or other incidents.
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