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avatar Chinese Freighter Slams Great Barrier Reef
April 04, 2010 11:58AM
HONG KONG — A large Chinese freighter carrying coal to China ran aground late Saturday on a section of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, raising fears that it might leak engine fuel on coral in its immediate vicinity.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/05/science/earth/05reef.html?src=twt&twt=nytenvironment
avatar Re: Chinese Freighter Slams Great Barrier Reef
April 04, 2010 06:57PM
Nine miles off course? These people make the Exxon Valdez skipper look competent.
avatar Re: Chinese Freighter Slams Great Barrier Reef
April 04, 2010 07:30PM
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Nine miles off course? These people make the Exxon Valdez skipper look competent.

Hard to imagine how one could do that in the days of GPS.
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