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Two captains on trial for polluting UAE beaches with oil spill

Ahmed Shaaban /Fujairah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on January 21, 2020 | Last updated on January 21, 2020 at 06.56 pm
Two captains, trial, polluting, UAE, beaches, oil spill

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The leak has also led to a foul odour and affected the fishing activities in these places.

Two captains have appeared at the Fujairah Misdemeanours Court on charges of polluting the beaches of Fujairah and Kalba city.

The foreign captains have allegedly caused a massive oil pollution in these beaches that need up to Dh14 million to be cleaned up.

Court records show that the two ships, back in October last year, collided in Fujairah waters following which huge amounts of diesel spilled into the sea and extended to the beaches of Fujairah and Kalba, covering a total area of 3km along the coasts.

The leak has also led to a foul odour and affected the fishing activities in these places.

The two ships have been seized, while the captains were referred to court for legal action.

The defence lawyer requested the court to release the ship of her client as the forensic report has already been submitted.

"The seizure order has caused a big loss to my client," she told the court, which rejected her request and upheld the custody ruling.

The court ordered adjournment of the case to a later timing for more hearing sessions.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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