South Korea indicts crewmen, ship owners for oil spill

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SEOUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors indicted the Chinese owners of an oil tanker and Samsung Heavy Industries on Monday along with five crew members of the vessels involved in the country's worst oil spill in December. A sea-bound crane mounted on a Samsung barge punched holes in the Hong Kong-registered tanker Hebei Spirit on Dec. 7, causing a leak of more than 10,000 tonnes of crude oil that washed up on South Korea's west coast beaches, including a nature reserve. An ...

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