• Short Summary

    A barge being loaded with 80-thousand gallons of oil exploded twice on Wednesday (25 October) at Carteret, New Jersey, just off New York harbour.

  • Description

    A barge being loaded with 80-thousand gallons of oil exploded twice on Wednesday (25 October) at Carteret, New Jersey, just off New York harbour.

    Flames damaged a building and a pier on the New Jersey waterfront, then spread to Staten Island, damaging a generator and a utility pumping station.

    Finally, the barge - described as longer than an American football field - drifted into New York harbour and sank.

    There were no serious injuries.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OINNDT8149ND2ZRQDI0YG9MZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OINNDT8149ND2ZRQDI0YG9MZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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