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SHIP NAME: Irving Eskimo KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
source LOCAL
type C
volume 15L
material
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Irving Oil has been fined for an oil spill in the Charlottetown Harbour last year. The incident occurred during a blizzard that hit the island on Feb 19. The tanker Irving Eskimo was transferring oil ashore when high winds snapped on the lines mooring the ship. The Eskimo shifted, spilling oil into the water. The captain originally thought 450l had been spilled. Later calculations showed the actually [sic] amount was closer to 15l. Irving was ordered to pay a Cdlr5000 fine and make a Cdlr10,000 donation to the University of PEI.


source CTX
type C
volume 450L
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Ship pushed away from berth at Charlottetown Harbor while discharging diesel during blizzard. No way they could measure 15l.