File Video: New Carissa + Napalm = Big flames, new problems

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People gathered to watch the flames erupt from the New Carissa as emergency responders tried to burn up the fuel contained in the vessel's hull.

COOS BAY, Ore. - The New Carissa freighter ran aground during a storm on February 4, 1999.

The Coast Guard airlifted the Filipino crew off the ship.

The 400,000 gallons of fuel on board worried the Coast Guard.

A week after the ship ran aground, the military tried torching the ship to burn up the fuel in the hull.

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