Calif. officials fear sunken World War II-era tanker could spill oil

(SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.) — An oil tanker that was sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II eventually may become an ecological disaster, the New Times of San Luis Obispo reported. About 3 million gallons of crude oil went down with the Montebello off the California coast. A state marine archaeologist says the ship’s tanks are rusting and the oil may spill out.
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By Professional Mariner Staff