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n.1.(Zool.) A small American butterfly (Phycoides tharos) having the upper surface of the wings variegated with orange and black, the outer margins black with small white crescents; - called also pearl crescent.
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Stan's friend Frank Murray was on the firefighting rig Tharos just hours after the explosion.
He said: "It was just this bright burning light and next to it was the Tharos - an emergency fire-fighting rig spraying water over Piper Alpha."
The support ship Tharos - which has a fully-equipped hospital - was used as a first aid station in the transfer of the injured to the mainland.
Of the eight elephants this year, four year-old Tharos, an Asian elephant who was near death when rescued by vets, is a particular success story.
22.30: The Tharos rescue platform arrives but is too slow.
Tharos Laboratories Inc., which sells herbal sleep supplements, says Sepracor Inc.
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Pearl creseent Asters (Aster spp.) (Phyciodes tharos)
The firefighting rig Tharos was not far from Piper Alpha on the night it exploded.
The two were on board the rescue boat Tharos which tried to rescue workers from the disaster which claimed 164 lives.
Exhausted, Ed was eventually transferred to The Tharos, the floating fire-fighting hospital ship, which had also struggled to cope with the unfolding disaster.