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Channel NewsAsia - Anger as ship's captain plays down Australia reef oil spill - channelnewsasia.com
"SYDNEY: A Chinese captain whose ship ran aground and leaked oil on Australia's world-famous Great Barrier Reef has provoked anger by claiming the spill was not serious, a report said Wednesday.
"The leakage is not very serious so far. So far he (Captain Wang) cannot see the oil on the sea," Brisbane's Chinese consul-general Ren Gongping told the newspaper after talking to Wang.
Queensland state Premier Anna Bligh said she was disappointed at the comments after the Shen Neng 1 leaked about three tonnes of fuel oil, creating a slick three kilometres (two miles) long. ..."
The Captain cannot see oil spill which is 3KM long???
There goes the reef.... such a pity