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Grade: 5,    Subject: LanguageArts,    Topic: Reading Non-Fiction
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On March 16, 1978, the oil tanker the Amoco Cadiz ran aground on Portsall Rocks, three miles off the coast of Brittany due to failure of the steering mechanism. The vessel had been en route from the Arabian Gulf to Le Havre, France when it encountered stormy weather which contributed to the grounding. The entire cargo of 1,619,048 barrels, spilled into the sea. A slick 18 miles wide and 80 miles long polluted approximately 200 miles of Brittany coastline. Beaches of 76 different Breton communities were oiled. The isolated location of the grounding and rough seas restricted cleanup efforts for the two weeks following the incident. Severe weather resulted in the complete break up of the ship before any oil could be pumped out of the wreck. As mandated in the "Polmar Plan", the French Navy was responsible for all offshore operations while the Civil Safety Service was responsible for shore cleanup activities. Although the total quantity of collected oil and water reached 100,000 tons, less than 20,000 tons of oil were recovered from this liquid after treatment in refining plants.
 
Question 1:
What was Amoco Cadiz?

a shipa sailboat

an oil companyan oil tanker
 
Question 2:
Where was the Amoco Cadiz coming from?

Arabian GulfFrance

IranBritain
 
Question 3:
What caused the Amoco Cadiz grounding?

failure of the brakesfailure of the engine

failure of the steering mechanismfailure of the operating cylinder
 
Question 4:
According to the "Polmar Plan", who was responsible for all offshore operations?

the French Governmentthe French Civil Safety Service

the French Coast Guard Servicethe French Navy
 
Question 5:
How much crude oil was the Amoco Cadiz carrying?

1,619,048 barrels619,048 barrels

100,000 tons119,048 barrels
 
Question 6:
What was the Balsa 37 carrying?

jet fuelphosphate rock

crude oilgasoline
 
See the following text/image to answer questions 6 through 10
On August 10, 1993, at approximately 0545, the freighter Balsa 37, the barge Ocean 255, and the barge Bouchard 155 collided in the shipping channel west of the Skyway Sunshine Bridge south of Mullet Key in Tampa Bay, FL. MSO Tampa closed the port to vessel traffic. This collision caused three separate emergencies:
1.  The Balsa 37, which was carrying a cargo of phosphate rock, was severely damaged on the starboard side, was listing at an increasing rate, and was in danger of capsizing in the channel.
2.  The Ocean 255, which was loaded with jet fuel, gasoline, and a small amount of diesel fuel was burning out of control just south of Mullet Key.
3.  The Bouchard 155 was holed at the port bow spilling approximately 8,000 barrels of #6 fuel oil into Tampa Bay.
Stabilizing the vessels was the first priority of responders. By 2200 the Ocean 255 barge fire was extinguished and the GST was conducting cooling procedures and maintaining a fire watch. Lightering operations were well underway on the Bouchard 155 barge in preparation for moving it to dockage in the Port of Tampa where it would be cleaned before dry docking. The Balsa 37 was intentionally grounded outside the shipping channel to prevent it from capsizing and to open the channel for traffic while repairs and stability evaluations were conducted
 
Question 7:
Which bay was affected by the oil spill?

Florida BayEast Bay

Tampa BayPalm Bay
 
Question 8:
Which tank was grounded outside the shipping channel to prevent it from capsizing?

The barge Ocean 255The Balsa 55

The Balsa 37The barge Bouchard 155
 
Question 9:
What caused the spilling of oil into the bay?

the holes in the operation cylinder of the Bouchard 155the holes in the engine of the barge Ocean 255

the breakage in the control valve of the Bouchard 155the holes in the port bow of the Bouchard 155
 
Question 10:
What was the first priority of responders?

cleaning the baystabilizing the vessels

cleaning the vesselsrecovering the oil from the water
 
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