CT fishing vessel captain found guilty of water pollution
The man was found guilty of discharging. He must pay a fine of R300,000 or serve a two-year prison term.
CAPE TOWN - A man has been convicted of charges relating to water pollution, a criminal charge described to be the country’s first.
The man was found guilty of discharging. He was convicted last week.
He must pay a fine of R300,000 or serve a two-year prison term. The sentence is suspended for five years.
The Environmental Affairs Department's Marie-Louise Lume said: “The Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes the criminal conviction of a captain of a registered fishing vessel, who was found guilty of discharging sewage into the water in October at the Cape Town Harbor.”
(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)