Captain of Alaska oil spill ship pleads guilty

The captain of a cargo ship that broke apart in December and created Alaska’s worst oil spill since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster has pleaded guilty of lying to federal investigators. Kailash Bhushan Singh entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, where Judge Ralph Beistline approved a settlement deal that the captain had reached with federal prosecutors.

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