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Oil tanker captain summoned to MC

Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage yesterday issued summons on the Greek captain of the crude oil tanker ‘MT New Diamond’ vessel to appear before court on September 28.

The Magistrate made this order pursuant to a request made by Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris. DSG Peiris appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigation Department informed court that the captain had earlier refused to provide a statement to the CID with regard to the incident. Peiris further stated that the captain and crew refused to provide statements to CID since they had obtained legal instructions from a legal association regarding the incident.

The Additional Magistrate observed that the Magistrate’s court had jurisdiction to issue such orders against the owner and its sub-agents in accordance with Marine Pollution Prevention Act.