China ship pays $29M for reef disaster
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The owners of a Chinese ship that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef in 2010 agreed to pay Australia Aus$39. 3 million ($29.6 million) on Monday, in a settlement dismissed by conservationists as "woefully inadequate." The fully-laden coal carrier Shen Neng 1 hit a shoal in April 2010, leaking tonnes of heavy fuel oil and threatening an ecological disaster. The funds will allow the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to remove toxic anti-fouling [aint and rubble, which will allow the reef to be restored, the government said.
China ship pays $29M for reef disaster. (2016, September 20). Manila Times, p. B7.
- The Manila Times