Tosa master found innocent
Capt Glen Patrick Aroza (pictured) , the master of the Japanese very large crude carrier (VLCC) M T Tosa, who was facing charges of alleged `involuntary manslaughter' was exonerated of all charges by a three-judge bench, in Taiwan on Friday.
The prosecution has been given 10 days time to appeal. Till then Capt. Aroza cannot leave Taiwan.
Captain Aroza was under investigation for allegedly failing to come to the aid of a capsized fishing vessel, Hsin Tung Chuan 86, which was involved in an alleged incident with a crude carrier owned by Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) of Japan. Two Taiwanese fishermen died in the incident on April 18, 2009.