U.K. ACCUSED OF LACK OF ACTION ON TANKER SAFETY

The U.K. government has been accused of inaction over shipping safety following the grounding of the Braer crude oil tanker in the Shetland Islands last January. Meanwhile, Belgian authorities have charged the captain and owners of a cargo ship with manslaughter, following an investigation into the vessel's collision with a petroleum products tanker off Ostend last June. The Western Winner, a Panamanian registered vessel carrying printing dyes, crashed into the British Trent owned by

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