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Reef runner to pay up

THE owners of a Chinese coal carrier responsible for running aground on the Great Barrier Reef in 2010 have reached a $39.3 million out of court settlement with the federal government.

Karma Barndon
The Shen Neng 1 aground on the reef.

The Shen Neng 1 aground on the reef.

The 225-metre Shen Neng 1 carved a 2.2km-long, 400,000sq.km scar through the Douglas Shoal in April 2010 as the result of an error by the vessel's chief officer. However, owner Shenzhen consistently...

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