HKSOA condemns Hebei Spirit appeal verdict

Seoul: The Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association has added its voice to the various independent and international associations protesting the judgment and treatment of the officers of the Hebei Spirit.

Captain Jasprit Chawla (pictured right) and Chief Officer Syam Chetan (pictured left), were found guilty of criminal negligence for the Hebei Spirit oil spill and sentenced to 1.5 years and eight months imprisonment respectively by a South Korean court. The two were also fined 20m Korean Won ($14,000) and 10m Korean Won ($7,000) respectively.

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