Sri Lanka indicts skipper of fire stricken oil tankerChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 8, 2020
Sri Lanka on Thursday indicted the Greek skipper of a fire damaged supertanker for causing an oil spill and failing to report the environmental damage to the island's waters.
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Firefighters succeeded in putting out the blaze, and the crude remained unaffected but some of the tanker's fuel leaked.
Attorney-General Dappula de Livera filed charges against Steiros Ilas Kardany in the Colombo High Court under two counts that carry a maximum penalty of 20 million rupees ($108,000).
A date for a hearing is yet to be announced.
The fire started after an engine room boiler exploded, killing one crew member. ■