The Argo Merchant Grounding and Oil Spill

View this collection of photos of the grounding of the tanker Argo Merchant back in 1976 and the resulting oil spill.

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Learn more about how the Argo Merchant incident affected the formation of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration.