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U.K.: "SEA GEM" OIL RIG COLLAPSES IN THE NORTH SEA

THE HUGE OIL RIG "SEA GEM", WITH ABOUT 50 MEN ABOARD, TODAY (MONDAY) COLLAPSED AND STARTED TO SINK IN THE NORTH SEA ABOUT 40 MILES (64 KMS) EAST OF GRIMSBY. AN IMMEDIATE RESCUE OPERATION WAS PUT INTO EFFECT. THE "SEA GEM" WAS THE ONLY RIG OPERATED IN THE NORTH SEA BY AN ALL-BRITISH COMPANY, BRITISH PETROLEUM. IN OCTOBER, B.P. ANNOUNCED THAT "SEA GEM" HAD STRUCK USABLE GAS TWO MILE (3.2 KMS) BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE NORTH SEA. TODAY, THE BRITISH SHIP BALTROVER REPORTED THAT THE RIG WAS IN DISTR...

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OriginalDate:8TH OCTOBER, 1965
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1. AERIAL VIEW SEA GEM OIL RIG 0.06 2. GV DECK OF OIL RIG 0.15 3. MV MEN WORKING ON DRILL, PAN UP RIG 0.24 4. MV OILMEN 0.26 5. SV OIL RIG 0.30 6. SV OIL DRILL WORKING 0.37 7. SV PAN DOWN RIG 0.45 8. AERIAL VIEW SEA GEM 0.52 Initials PC/VISLIB/CR/K Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved...

1. AERIAL VIEW SEA GEM OIL RIG 0.06 2. GV DECK OF OIL RIG 0.15 3. MV MEN WORKING ON DRILL, PAN UP RIG 0.24 4. MV OILMEN 0.26 5. SV OIL RIG 0.30 6. SV OIL DRILL WORKING 0.37 7. SV PAN DOWN RIG 0.45 8. AERIAL VIEW SEA GEM 0.52 Initials PC/VISLIB/CR/K Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

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