History's 10 worst oil disasters

POSTED: 12:17 PM Apr 12 2012   UPDATED: 10:40 AM Jul 02 2015

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from a massive oil spill in 2010. Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

Atlantic Empress oil spill 1979
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4. Atlantic Empress/Aegean Captain (90 million gallons) -- On July 19, 1979, two gigantic supertankers collided off the Caribbean island of Little Tobago during a tropical rainstorm. The accident killed 26 crew members and dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into the sea.


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