Owner ship that Barrier Reef damaged must 26.5 million pay

Owner ship that Barrier Reef damaged must 26.5 million pay

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The owner of a Chinese collier that, in 2010, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is heavily damaged should be 39 million Australian dollars (approximately 26 million euros) schadvergoeding pay to the Australian government.

The collier Shen Neng 1 ran in 2010 on the ground in the nature reserve and leaked a lot of oil. Also turned out to be the paint of the ship’s toxic to the coral in the area so that afstierf.

Owner, Shenzhen Energy Transport Co-argued before the court that the reef, the damage itself would recover, while the Australian government 120 million Australian dollars (about 81 million) demanded, reports The Guardian on Monday.

Eventually found the owner and the government a plan whereby the amount of 26 million euro was released. According to the Environment minister, Josh Frydenberg, is with the money the paint removed and the natural ecological process of the reef is restored.

Also need to Shenzhen Energy Transport Co 4.3 million Australian dollar (2.9 million euro) to pay for the costs that the Australian government has made in the aftermath of the stranding of the ship.

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