Chinese cargo ship threatens Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef threatened ecological disaster on Saturday late at night Chinese cargo ship "Shen Neng 1» (Shen Neng 1) ran aground in the vicinity of this unique underwater nature reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the shattered hull oil flows into the sea, is fatal to the flora and fauna of the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. An oil slick has spread over three kilometers.

Chinese cargo ship crashed into a reef Douglas Shoals at full speed. Australian authorities fear that the ship will begin to fall apart. At the scene police and lifeguards on duty, and experts are trying to assess the scale of the disaster from the air. Fuel on board the ship is 950 tons. The cargo ship is also carrying 65 thousand tons of coal.
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