MT New Diamond Captain indicted at Colombo High Court

MT New Diamond Captain indicted at Colombo High Court

MT New Diamond Captain indicted at Colombo High Court

Written by Zulfick Farzan

08 Oct, 2020 | 12:42 pm

Colombo (News 1st);  Attorney General Dappula De Livera on Thursday (08) indicted Sterio Ilias, the Captain of the ill-fated crude oil tanker, the MT New Diamond, at the Colombo High Court.

State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne, the Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General speaking to News 1st said Sterio Ilias was indicted for the oil spill caused following the fire aboard the crude oil tanker and for the failure to report the matter to local authorities, violating section 26 & section 38 of the Marine Environment Protection Authority Act.

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