2 arrested from ship that smashed Australian reef

In this image provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the Chinese carrier Shen Neng 1 is hard aground on the Great Barrier Reef near Great Keppel Island tourist resort, Australia, Sunday, April 4, 2010. The 230 meter (755 foot) bulk carrier was carrying about 65,000 metric tons (72,000 U.S. tons) of coal to China when it ran aground Saturday. (AP Photo/Australian Maritime Safety Authority) (AP Photo/Australian Maritime Safety Authority)

April 14, 2010 6:11:34 AM PDT
Australian police arrested a Chinese ship captain and senior officer Wednesday and charged them with damaging the Great Barrier Reef, more than a week after their coal carrier ran aground and tore a two-mile (three-kilometer) gash in the protected area.

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