TITLE

Australia shoots itself in the foot… and New Zealand follows suit

AUTHOR(S)
Baird, Neil
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Ausmarine;Nov2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author criticizes the Australian government for imposing harsher penalties on any ship causing damage to the marine environment and the reactions of New Zealand's politicians to the grounding of Costamare Inc.'s container ship "Rena" in October 2011 that caused a massive oil spill within the country's waters. He asserts that governments tend to blame the shipping industry too quickly for such accidents and that ships are the most environmentally-friendly means of transport in the world.
ACCESSION #
69822750

 

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