posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 05:09 PM
Leaking ship's owners face $1m fine
Chinese cargo ship carring 975 tones of heavy fuel oil & 65,000 tonnes of coal has run aground at the Douglas Shoul, 120km east of Rockhampton.
The 225m ocean liner was 15km outside of the shipping lane and in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. What was it doing out there, I ask?
An oil leak 100m wide and 3km long has been sighted and aircraft have been dropping chemical dispersants.
Cosco Group, China's biggest shipping company is looking at a fine up to $1,000,000 and the multi-million dollar clean up costs. I do believe this is
pocket change for these people.
Could this be a deliberate attempt by the Chinese to cause more unrest with Australia after a Rio Tinto manager was convicted of bribery and stealing
commercial secrets in China.
China court convicts Australia mining employees of
stealing commercial secrets
[edit on 4/4/10 by spearhead]