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Oil tanker runs aground in Alaska
An oil tanker has run aground at a port in Alaska, the US Coast Guard says.

The Seabulk Pride broke free from moorings while being loaded in Nikiski, south-west of Anchorage, and ran aground on silt.

The double-hulled tanker was carrying more than 100,000 barrels of different oil products. There were no immediate reports of any leak.

A spillage from the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989 devastated wildlife and took four years to clean up.


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