Criminal charge over 'Sea Empress'

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Criminal charge over 'Sea Empress'

The board of the Government's Environment Agency agreed in principle yesterday to proceed with a criminal prosecution for the pollution caused by the Sea Empress oil disaster at Milford Havon, Pembrokeshire, 15 months ago during salvage attempts after the supertanker struck submerged rocks at the harbour entrance. Possible targets for the prosecution include the Department of Transport's Coastguard Authority, Milford Haven Port Authority, the tanker's operators, and her master. Nicholas Schoon

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