Oil Disasters Ireland 1979

Flames flare from the oil-covered water around the French tanker Betelgeuse, Jan. 8, 1979 following a series of explosions which ripped her apart at Bantry Bay, Ireland, killing 49 persons. The blasts split the 61,000-ton tanker in two as she unloaded oil at a Gulf Oil terminal. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)

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