Event Summary

Argo Merchant oil spill in Nantucket Sound


December 15, 1976


7.7 million gallons of fuel oil spilled into Nantucket Sound upon the grounding oil tanker Argo Merchant about 25 miles southeast of Nantucket and 24 miles off her intended course.

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Marine Environment & Environmentalism, 1836 - to present

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United States Naval History, 1866 - to present

Related Bodies of Water

Nantucket Sound

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