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Fewer ships in trouble these days, but salvage firms are still indispensable

But debate still rages on how their service is priced

FIFTY years ago, the supertanker Torrey Canyon went aground off Land's End in south-west England and spilt some 117,000 tonnes of crude oil, which caused immense damage along the parts of the British and French coasts. In places, the environmental damage is still evident.

That March 1967...

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