Argo Merchant
MV Argo Merchant was a Liberian-flagged oil tanker built by Howaldtswerke in Hamburg, Germany in 1953, most noted for running aground and subsequent sinking southeast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, causing one of the largest marine oil spills in history. Throughout the vessel's troubled past, she was involved in more than a dozen major shipping incidents including two other groundings; once in Indonesia while named Permina Samudra III, and again in Sicily while named Vari; and a collision in Japan.
Because of her checkered career and sinking, Argo Merchant was featured in the "worst ship" category in the 1979 publication, The Book of Heroic Failures.

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MV Argo Merchant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MV Argo Merchant was a Liberian-flagged oil tanker built by Howaldtswerke- Deutsche Werft in Hamburg, Germany in 1953, most noted for running aground and ...
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Argo Merchant grounding off Nantucket produced lessons in ...
Aug 29, 2011 ... In December 1976, Capt. Georgios Papadopoulos commanded Argo Merchant on a venture beginning at Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela.
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M/V Argo Merchant : Oil in the Ocean
May 1, 2011 ... On Tuesday, December 15, 1976, the Argo Merchant, a Liberian-flagged tanker carrying nearly 8 million gallons of Number 6 fuel oil, ran ...
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IncidentNews: Argo Merchant
At approximately 0600 on December 15, 1976, the Liberian tanker Argo Merchant went aground on Fishing Rip (Nantucket Shoals), 29 nautical miles southeast ...
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Argo Merchant oil spill was catalyst for change - - Wicked Local ...
Dec 23, 2011 ... On Dec. 15, 1976, the tanker Argo Merchant ran aground on Nantucket Shoals. When less than a week later it broke in half and spilled enough ...
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Full text of "The Argo Merchant oil spill : a preliminary scientific report"
The grounding of the Argo Merchant triggered intense scientific activity between December 15, 1976, and February 12, 1977, aimed at describing the movement ...
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Argo Merchant, A - CTX CASUALTY DATABASE
At approximately 0600 on December 15, 1976, the Liberian tanker Argo Merchant went aground on Fishing Rip (Nantucket Shoals), 29 nautical miles southeast ...
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Maritime Professional - Loss of the Argo Merchant
Dec 15, 2009 ... On December 15, 1976, the oil tanker Argo Merchant grounded on Middle Rip Shoal in international waters approximately 25 nautical miles ...
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In the wake of the Argo Merchant proceedings of a symposium held ...
In the Wake of the Argo Merchant Proceedings of a Symposium Held January 11 -135 1978, at the Center for Ocean Management Studies, University of Rhode ...
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Gas chromatographic analyses of Argo Merchant oil and sediment hydrocarbons at the wreck site (University of Rhode Island marine reprint) [Eva Jernigan ...
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The Argo Merchant oil spill : a preliminary scientific report / edited by Peter L. Grose and James S. Mattson ; NOAA ... Book contributor: Penn State University
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The Argo Merchant oil spill : a preliminary scientific report /. By: Grose, Peter L. - Mattson, ... Contributed by: Penn State University (archive.org). Subjects: Argo ...
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Material from. Chris Merchant (University of Edinburgh). Gary Corlett (University of Leicester) y. ( y. ) Jon Turton (UK Met Office) ...
ARGO MERCHANT - World Maritime University Library Catalog
Argo Merchant. Title: Argo Merchant; Format: Book; Published: Monrovia, Liberia; Call number: LCR.A71. Item Type, Location, Call Number, Status ...
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Thomas A. Birkland, 1997
The imagery of the Argo Merchant spill was not as vivid as that of the Exxon Valdez or Santa Barbara spills, because the Argo Merchant went aground offshore, in international waters, on a shallow bar near Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.
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Argo Merchant Oil Spill Cape Cod 1976
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Argo Merchant oil spill was catalyst for change, 1979 | DE-OIL-ITDE-OIL-IT
Originally published on the Wicked Local: Cape Cod. By Doreen Leggett On Dec. 15, 1976, the tanker Argo Merchant ran aground on Nantucket Shoals. When less News, Oil or Gas Leak, Oil Spill Response DE-OIL-IT
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From Research to Response, the Evolving Role of Science in Oil Spills | NOAA's Response and Restoration Blog
It’s now been 35 years since NOAA began its first major coordinated response to an oil spill, jumping to the aid of the wrecked tanker Argo Merchant near Nantucket Island, Mass., and launching what would eventually become the NOAA emergency response team I’m now part of. Before this, NOAA scientists had been working on oil…
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Oil Spills and Disasters: Argo Merchant
Argo MerchantDate: 1976-Dec-15Location: 29 miles southeast of Nantucket Island, MassachusettsInfo: The Argo Merchant ran aground 29 nautical miles southeast of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. High winds and 10 foot seas contributed to the accident.
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On The Wind: The Argo Merchant: Now It Can Be Told
On December 15, 1976, the tanker Argo Merchant grounded on Fishing Rip, 25 miles southeast of Nantucket. She was loaded with 183,000 barrels (7.
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