Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Shipping Pollution Breakthrough
12:39pm 5th October 2013
For the first time ever, satellite photography has been used to uncover shipping pollution in Cornwall.
The owners of a Singapore tanker pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates Court on Friday, after trailing a slick between Land's End and the Isles of Scilly.
The verdict comes after pictures of the Maersk Kiera were taken inside the exclusion zone.
Bosses have been ordered to pay more than £22 thousand in fines and costs.
Andrew Philips from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "It's another tool in our armoury to allow us to detect polluters within our pollution control zone. The satellite gives us a better overview of, not only local areas, but also the whole of the UK."
Share This StoryTweet
Woman Dies In House Fire
'Brave' neighbour attempted to rescue her in Wadebridge
WATCH: The Weird Moment Thousands Of Birds Descend On A Cornish Village
It looks like something out of a horror film - but locals were horrified by the mess it left...
Cornwall Man Accused Of Child Murder
Cornwall News: Matthew Scully-Hicks denies killing adoptive daughter
Blind man tasered as police mistake cane for gun
National News: A blind man was tasered by police after his folding cane was mistaken for a gun.
Emma Thompson 'too sad' to do Love Actually sequel without Alan Rickman
Showbiz News: Emma Thompson says she is "too sad" after the death of her Love Actually co-star Alan Rickman to appear in a Comic Relief sequel to the hit film.
Donald Trump: Border wall building starts 'soon' and is 'ahead of schedule'
World News: Donald Trump has said his controversial border wall with Mexico is going to start being built "soon" and "way ahead of schedule".
Claudio Ranieri: Sacked Leicester City boss says his 'dream has died'
Sports News: Sacked Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has responded to his dismissal, saying: "Yesterday my dream died."
Men and women 'need different things' to keep friendships alive
Strange News: Your ability to keep long-distance friendships alive may depend on your gender, according to a new study.