Crashed ships officers deported from New Zealand

first_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – The captain and navigator of a cargo ship that ran aground on a New Zealand reef last year have been deported to the Philippines after completing their prison sentences.Capt. Mauro Balomaga and navigator Leonil Relon were each sentenced to seven months in prison in May after pleading guilty to operating the Greek-owned Rena dangerously and altering ship documents after the October crash. 0 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement When the Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe reef, it spilled hundreds of tons of oil and killed thousands of sea birds.Balomaga and Relon were deported to their home country after serving half their sentences, which is typical under New Zealand law.Investigators concluded that the pair took shortcuts on their planned route as they tried to reach the nearby Port of Tauranga by a deadline.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Men’s health affects baby’s health too 5 treatments for adult scoliosis 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more