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Source: The Canadian Press, January 10, 2019 

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Federal officials say crews removed more oil than expected from a decades-old shipwreck off Newfoundland.

The Canadian Coast Guard said Thursday about 208,769 litres of oil were removed from the Manolis L last summer in Notre Dame Bay — enough to fill 1,313 oil barrels.

The paper carrier sank near Change Islands in 1985 in about 70 metres of water and was dormant until April 2013, when fuel oil leaked from cracks in the hull during a powerful storm.

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Image Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Government of Canada