Chinese ship might have to pay $120 million in Great Barrier Reef clean-up
The Australian government wants millions of dollars from a Chinese company after its ship, the Shen Neng 1, ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef in April 2010.
In a Federal Court hearing Tuesday, the government asked for A$120 million ($92 million) from Shenzhen Energy Transport to clean up the 40-hectare (100-acre) crash site. The company is fighting the bill.
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The ship went off course and was grounded in Douglas Shoal, which lies in the southern reaches of the iconic reef, causing extensive damageHeaded for Bayuquan, China the ship was carrying coal when it veered off course. Read more…More about Pollution, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and World
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