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CARBON TAX ON BUNKER FUEL
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Marine Log

July 9, 2008

Korea indicts "industrial spy" with ABS ties

Korea's Joon Ang Daily reports Busan prosecutors as saying that a "Chinese industrial spy" was indicted yesterday on charges of stealing shipbuilding technologies from a prominent Korean company.

The Busan District Prosecutors Office said yesterday that its special investigation unit has charged a 35-year-old Chinese ship classification surveyor affiliated with the American Bureau of Shipping with stealing key shipbuilding technology while working at a local shipyard, says the newspaper.

While the Chinese suspect is affiliated with the American Bureau of Shipping, he was dispatched to Korea at the special request of a state-run Chinese maritime corporation, Joon Ang Daily reports the prosecution as saying.

ABS says it is cooperating fully with the Korean authorities but cannot comment further at this time because of the lack of factual information and the pending court case.

According to prosecutors, the suspect was dispatched to the Korean shipbuilding firm in September last year. He is suspected of downloading about 1,500 files from the company’s server onto his laptop. The data included drill ship design plans and technologies related to LNG vessels.

READ THE JOON ANG DAILY REPORT HERE


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