Not guilty plea from Full City Crew / News / The Foreigner

Not guilty plea from Full City Crew. Deny responsibility for shipwreck. The trial of the crew of the Full City oil tanker that ran aground outside Langesund in Telemark last year has begun. Both the Chinese captain and first mate have pleaded not guilty to the charges of having breached the Pollution Control and Ship Safety and Security Acts.

full, city, oil, tanker, panama, disaster, langesund, charges, catastrophe, slick



The Foreigner Logo

The Foreigner is an online publication for English speakers living or who have an interest in Norway. Whether it’s a glimpse of news or entertainment you’re after, there’s no need to leave your linguistic armchair. You don’t need to cry over the demise of the English pages of Aftenposten.no, The Foreigner is here!

Norske nyheter på engelsk fra Norge. The Foreigner er en engelskspråklig internett avis for de som bor eller som er interessert i Norge.

Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook RSS RSS



News Article

LATEST:

}

Not guilty plea from Full City Crew

Published on Monday, 12th April, 2010 at 11:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 3rd May 2010 at 19:53.

Deny responsibility for shipwreck.

Stranded oil tanker Full City
Stranded oil tanker Full City
Photo: Ole Henrik Fjeld/Wikimedia Commons


The trial of the crew of the Full City oil tanker that ran aground outside Langesund in Telemark last year has begun.

Both the Chinese captain and first mate have pleaded not guilty to the charges of having breached the Pollution Control and Ship Safety and Security Acts.

The third mate also pleaded not guilty to charges of gross negligence and dereliction of duty prior to the accident.

The tanker was carrying approximately 1,120 cubic metres of heavy oil when it hit rocks in bad weather early on the morning of 31 July 2009.

Approximately 300 tons ran into the sea killing 2,500 oil-covered birds, and threatened the Lille Såstein nature reserve, a nesting area for seabirds.

The slick has caused environmental damage onshore from Vestfold to Aust-Agder, with the clean-up operation costing about 250 million kroner to date.

“I maintain I acted in accordance with international standards for seafarers,” the captain said at the start of today’s trial.

The trial is expected to take two weeks and both risk being jailed for up to four years, according to NRK.




Published on Monday, 12th April, 2010 at 11:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 3rd May 2010 at 19:53.

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





  
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!