Archive for 03/06/2012

gCaptain –

The 48-year-old captain of a Greek-flagged refuelling tanker has died after his ship sank off the west coast of Athens on Monday, according to a Reuters report citing the Hellenic Coast Guard.

The Alpha 1 refuelling tanker sank at around 10:30 a.m. local time after possibly hitting an old shipwreck, the report states.

10 crew members were rescued, the report adds.

The tanker was carrying more than 2,000 tonnes of oil and diesel when it sank however no oil spill has been spotted so far.

The Alpha 1 is owned by the Greek company Viamar.


Courier Mail –

Gabe Watson says he used bolt-cutters to remove flowers from his wife’s grave because they were “big, gaudy, plastic arrangements” and he was upset that his in-laws were accusing him of her murder.

Speaking publicly for the first time since an Alabama judge acquitted him last week of murdering his bride Tina Thomas on a 2003 Queensland honeymoon scuba diving trip, Gabe Watson told US TV network ABC his wife would not have approved of the plastic flowers her parents left at the grave.

Prosecutors were unsuccessful in persuading the judge, Tommy Nail, overseeing Mr Watson’s murder trial to show the jury surveillance footage of Mr Watson using the bolt-cutters at Ms Thomas’ Alabama grave.

“When I would go out to Tina’s grave I would leave fresh flowers,” Mr Watson, who has remarried, told ABC.

“It struck a nerve with me that these, what I considered and what I thought Tina would consider, these big, gaudy, plastic arrangements … would sit out out there and get faded in the sun.”

Mr Watson was feuding with his in-laws following Ms Thomas’ death and when flowers at the grave, sometimes attached to chains, were disappearing, police set up a surveillance operation at the cemetery.

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