Officials fear ship breaking apart on Barrier 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 4, 2010 6:44:21 AM PDT
A coal-carrying ship that strayed outside a shipping lane and ran aground in protected waters was leaking oil on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and was in danger of breaking apart, officials said Sunday.