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Charges widened against Full City crew. Could face additional jail sentence. Two crew members from the Full City oil tanker have had further charges brought against them, in the aftermath of what has been described as an environmental catastrophe.Stricken birds The Panama-registered ship laden with 1,120 cubic metres of oil ran aground in heavy seas off the coast of Langesund in Telemark almost two months ago, prompting a major operation to rescue seabirds under threat in a nearby nature reserve that were covered in oil from the slick. Negligent

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Charges widened against Full City crew

Published on Tuesday, 29th September, 2009 at 09:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd May 2010 at 19:55.

Could face additional jail sentence.

Full City oil tanker
Full City oil tanker
Photo: Anders Brenna /Teknisk Ukeblad/Wikimedia Commons


Two crew members from the Full City oil tanker have had further charges brought against them, in the aftermath of what has been described as an environmental catastrophe.

Stricken birds

The Panama-registered ship laden with 1,120 cubic metres of oil ran aground in heavy seas off the coast of Langesund in Telemark almost two months ago, prompting a major operation to rescue seabirds under threat in a nearby nature reserve that were covered in oil from the slick.

Negligent

Police say they have now indicted the two for environmental crimes, something which carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years.

Both the captain – previously charged with gross negligence – and first mate who was on watch at the time of the accident have already been charged with offences under the Ship Safety and Security Act.

The rest of the 23-man crew is said to have already travelled home to China and it’s not yet clear whether the ship’s owners will also face charges, writes NTB.




Published on Tuesday, 29th September, 2009 at 09:00 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd May 2010 at 19:55.

This post has the following tags: full, city, oil, tanker, panama, disaster, langesund, charges, catastrophe, slick.





  
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