Dangerous waters take heavy toll
Friday 04 June 1993
MARCH 1993: North Sea oil vessel Tharos struck by Cam Sentinel standby ship - 135 men airlifted to safety.
JANUARY 1993: Tanker Braer ran aground off Shetland, spilling 85,000 tons of oil.
AUGUST 1991: Brixham trawler Ocean Hound lost with all five crew in Dover Straits. Said to be victim of 'hit and run' crash.
APRIL 1991: Six fishermen died when Wilhelmina J struck by Cypriot-registered Zulfikar in Channel.
SEPTEMBER 1989: Liberian registered tanker Phillips Oklahoma and Maltese-registered Fiona collided off Humberside and caught fire. Fifty crew rescued.
MAY 1987: Skyron, Liberian- registered tanker, collided with Polish cargo ship Hel off Kent.
MARCH 1978: Liberian-registered tanker Amoco Cadiz ran aground off Brittany, polluting coast.
JANUARY 1971: Eight died when tanker and freighter crashed off Kent.
OCTOBER 1970: Fourteen died when Liberian-registered tankers Pacific Glory and Allegro collided off Isle of Wight.
MARCH 1967: Liberian tanker Torrey Canyon hit rocks in Scillies, spilling 30,000 tons of oil.
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