• Short Summary

    Two men are known dead and 23 other people are missing after two oil tankers collided and burst into flames while docking at an oil terminal at Marcus Hook, on the Delaware river, near Philadelphia yesterday (January 31).

  • Description

    Two men are known dead and 23 other people are missing after two oil tankers collided and burst into flames while docking at an oil terminal at Marcus Hook, on the Delaware river, near Philadelphia yesterday (January 31).

    The area became a mass of flames when the American tanker Edgar M Queeny, 19,000 tons, hit the Greek tanker Corinthos, 30,000 tons, while the Corinthos was discharging her tanks.

    The explosion which followed shattered windows ten blocks away from the oil dock, which was devastated in the fire.

    The two bodies so far recovered from the inferno are those of a Greek seaman and another man, so far unidentified. Twenty-three other crewmen from the Greek ship are also unaccounted for.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAMPDFS5ZI9CEHMIVXI5AY22WU
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMPDFS5ZI9CEHMIVXI5AY22WU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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