Aerial view Texaco Caribbean half submerged. GV pan along hull ditto. Aerial view 3 shots the other ship involved in collision with smashed bows. Aerial view around to stern of Texaco Caribbean showing name. GV 2 shots Texaco Caribbean half submerged. (81'). (2nd part) - CARD 96724 CU sign "oil". GV men on beach spraying detergent onto oil. CU 3 shots oil in water lapping onto the beach. SV pan oil on beach. CU dead gull. GV beach pan to SV men spraying detergent. CU detergent being sprayed. SV men spraying. CU detergent being sprayed. CU oil on sand. (49').
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There's to be a review of shipping routes in the English Channel following an extraordinary double collision. The Panamanian tanker "Texaco Caribbean" splits in two before sinking, and the next day a West German freighter strikes the wreckage and sinks too. Oil from the tanker threatens beaches along the Kent Coast.