SYDNEY – The Australian government agreed compensation USD29,6 million (Rp390 billion) with the owner of the coal transport ship from China that resulted in damage to the Great Barrier Reef six years ago.
Shen Neng 1 rammed shoal in April 2010 resulted in fuel leaking up to several tons. Conservationists consider the deal was less than a third the cost of cleaning amounting to USD105 million. Cleanup operation will start mid next year.
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230 meter long ship was eroded shallow reefs along more than a kilometer, changing coral reefs into splinters.
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