A demolition and digger company will join the owner of a ship
which leaked oil in Tauranga's harbour last year to face
charges at Tauranga District Court today.
Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Tauranga City Council have
come together in the joint prosecutions.
The owner of the container ship Liloa will face prosecution
for allegedly leaking about 1000 litres of heavy fuel oil
into Tauranga Harbour at the Port of Tauranga in July last
Oil allegedly spilled over the ship's deck and into the water
during a refuelling accident. There was oil contamination in
the water and contaminated sea grass was removed from Pilot
The regional council has also called on demolition and digger
hire company 'C' Side to face charges after allegedly
illegally disposing of asbestos-contaminated demolition waste
and clearing native vegetation in Otumoetai last year, it is
- Bay of Plenty Times