Bulk Carrier Dumped Garbage in Marine Park

Ninemsn
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bulk carrier 'Pantanal' owners & master fined for dumping food waste near Australia's Great Barrier Reef

The master and owner of a ship that dumped garbage in the Great Barrier Reef marine park have been fined according to a Ninemsn

Both pleaded guilty in the Townsville Magistrates Court to illegally dumping food waste from the Antiguan bulk carrier Pantanal in the park in July last year.

The ship's master was fined $500, while the owner was fined $5000.

Convictions were recorded against both men.

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