ATLANTA (AP) — State environmental regulators are proposing a $3 million advantageous for the Hyundai Glovis Co. logistics and transport agency after a cargo ship carrying automobiles capsized and polluted ocean waters off the Georgia coast.
In an order posted Tuesday, the Georgia Environmental Safety Division stated that pollution, petroleum merchandise and particles from the South Korean freighter Golden Ray had been discharged into the water.
The ship capsized on Sept. 8, 2019, shortly after departing the Port of Brunswick. However oil leaks continued a number of months later as employees lower the boat into chunks for elimination from the ocean.
Final summer season, oil gushed from the wreckage and washed onto the seashores and marsh grasses of St. Simons Island, a well-liked vacationer space.
The South Korea-based agency may have a yr to both pay the penalty or submit a plan for a proposed “supplemental environmental mission” and procure a diminished penalty, the company stated.
Firm representatives didn’t instantly return messages looking for touch upon Wednesday.