Skipper of troubled cargo ship faces court
THE master of a container ship that lost about 50 containers overboard has faced a Queensland court over allegations of poor cargo loading.
Mohamad Zulkhaili Bin Alias's matter was briefly mentioned in Wynnum Magistrates Court on Monday.
He is charged with two offences relating to the discharge of garbage into the sea and failing to ensure a vessel is operated so as not to cause pollution or damage to the Australian marine environment.
The Singapore-flagged ship was en route to Melbourne from China when rough seas caused some 50 shipping containers to topple overboard off the coast of Sydney on Sunday, May 24.
It's understood Alias appeared via video link.
Originally published as Skipper of troubled cargo ship faces court