Australia seeks $120m for Great Barrier Reef damage from Chinese coal ship

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Federal court hears crash site was contaminated with paint particles tainted with tributyltin but carrier’s owner says cleanup cost ‘unsubstantial and unrealistic’

The Australian government is seeking at least $120m from the owners of a Chinese coal carrier that destroyed part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Shenzhen Energy Transport is arguing against paying for the clean-up of the Douglas Shoal, which was severely damaged when the Shen Neng 1 went off-course and grounded in April 2010.

Related: The Great Barrier Reef scandal

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