South Korea seizes tanker involved in oil spill

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SEOUL, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A South Korean government-affiliated pollution agency seized a Hong Kong-registered tanker involved in the country's worst oil spill in order to force its owners to pay for the clean-up, an official said on Wednesday. The oil spill occurred when a sea-bound crane mounted on a Samsung Heavy Industries Co. barge punched holes in the tanker on Dec. 7, causing a leak of more than 10,500 tonnes of crude oil that washed up on west coast beaches, including a nature ...

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