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Government reached out-of-court-settlement
The federal government in Australia has reached a $39.3m out-of-court settlement with the owners of the "Shen Neng 1" that ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef in 2010. Shenzhen Energy Transport Co Ltd and its insurer had, for six years, refused to accept responsibility for restitution after the ship ran aground 100 km east of Rockhampton at Douglas Shoal. The money will allow the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to remove toxic anti-fouling paint and rubble and restore the natural ecological processes of the reef. Australia seeks $12 0m for Great Barrier Reef damage from ship. The anti-fouling paint at Douglas Shoal contained TBT, which is now banned. Frydenberg said the clean-up operation was estimated to begin in mid-2017. The payout is made up of $35m to remove polluted rubble and another $4.3m to cover the costs incurred by the government in the immediate aftermath of the grounding. The government was seeking at least $120m, while the carrier’s owner argued the reef was self-healing and the company shouldn’t have to pay the bill.
Australian government seeking compensation for damage to Great Barrier Reef
The Australian government was seeking at least 120 million Australian dollars from the owners of the then "Shen Neng 1" that allegedly damaged part of the Great Barrier Reef in April 2010. A clean-up bill filed to the Australian Federal Court on Tuesday requires Chinese Shenzhen Energy Transport to compensate for the damage to the Douglas Shoal and contamination of the surrounding waters. The court was told that the crash site was contaminated with hundreds of kilograms of paint particles tainted with the highly-toxic, anti-fouling, biocide agent tributyltin. The owner said the reef would be self-healing and the company should not have to pay for a clean-up that was not needed. It also argued the methods used to test the tributyltin in the area. Shenzhen Energy Transport's maritime insurer, London P&I Club, said in a statement, that the Australian government's estimated costs for restoring the reef were unrealistic.Upload News