Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Grounding Incidents

Australia Charges $120m for Ship Damage To Great Barrier Reef

Australia is asking Shenzhen Energy Transport, the owners of the Chinese coal carrier Shen Neng 1, to pay $120m for damage to the Great Barrier Reef. But Shenzhen Energy Transport says it won’t...

September 7, 2016
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Monday, January 24, 2011

Shortcut through the Great Barrier Reef results in fine for Chinese crew of the Signe Bulker

Hong Kong-based bulk carrier, Signe Bulker, took a wrong turn over the weekend while transiting the Great Barrier reef and ended up in hot water with Australian authorities. While enroute...

January 24, 2011
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Oil Spill

Shen Neng 1: Fatigue, Inexperience, Wrong Chart

In essence, a simple succession of errors on the part of a very tired crew member resulted in the grounding of Shen Neng 1 on Douglas Shoal, part of the...

April 15, 2010
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Oil Spill

Arrests Made in Great Barrier Reef Grounding

Australian authorities have arrested the Chinese captain and chief officer on watch during the April 3rd grounding of the Shen Neng 1 on the Great Barrier Reef.  According to a...

April 14, 2010
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Friday, April 9, 2010
Oil Spill

Authorities Eye Sleeping Mate as Cause of Shen Neng 1 Grounding

After viewing the AIS data yesterday showing the course of the Shen Neng 1 before it ran aground on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, it’s no surprise that reports are starting...

April 9, 2010
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Oil Spill

Update: Shen Neng 1 aground on the Great Barrier Reef

By KEITH BRADSHER April 7, 2010, New York Times HONG KONG — A Chinese coal freighter aground on the Great Barrier Reef has at least one punctured fuel tank, prompting...

April 7, 2010
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Monday, April 5, 2010
Oil Spill

Ship runs aground near Great Barrier Reef

(CNN) — A Chinese-registered ship carrying coal that ran aground off the coast of northeast Australia was leaking oil Sunday near the Great Barrier Reef — the world’s largest coral...

April 5, 2010
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