Burmah Agate Disaster

<em>Burmah Agate</em> Disaster
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In 1979, the Museum's HH-52A Seaguard was a first responder to one of the worst modern maritime disasters in the Gulf of Mexico when the Liberian-flagged tanker Burmah Agate carrying 300,000 barrels of crude oil collided with the Liberian-flagged freighter Mimosa off Galveston, resulting in a massive fire. In three flights, Pilots J.C. Cobb and Chris Kilgore along with Petty Officer Thomas Wynn rescued 22 survivors 

Photographer:

US Navy/General Dynamics Electric Boat

ID #:

WEB15441-2016

Source:

U.S. Coast Guard

Copyright/Owner:

U.S. Coast Guard

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