The Company That Damaged The Great Barrier Reef Is Finally Paying Up
The nearly $30 million settlement is only about one-third of the original request made by Australia's government.By Katherine Biek | September 19, 2016
This ship damaged part of the Great Barrier Reef more than six years ago. Now, its owners have to pay for it.
The Chinese coal carrier had tens of thousands of tons of coal and heavy fuel oil on board when it went off course and ran aground in a protected part of the reef.