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Magistrate orders ‘MT New Diamond’ captain to appear before Court

Colombo Chief Magistrate Mohommed Mihail yesterday ordered the captain of the New Diamond Crude oil tanker, to appear before the Colombo High Court when summons are issued on him.

When the case was taken up before the court, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Piries appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigation Department informed the court that indictments were filed against the suspect on October 8.

Meanwhile, the indictment was filed comprising two charges for marine pollution caused by the oil spill from the vessel and the failure to report in violation under section 26 and 38 of the Marine Pollution Prevention Act. No 35 of 2008.