Chinese ship fined for marine pollution in Tahiti

French Polynesia's criminal court has fined a Chinese fishing company $US360,000 for marine pollution.

Last May, the fishing vessel Xin Shi Ji 203 discharged hundreds of litres of liquids, including fuel, just off Tahiti.

Its captain was fined $US3000.

The boat was intercepted after airline pilots spotted a slick emanating from it.

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