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2010-06-24 11:25:00

A boat captain says that he has seen BP ships burning sea turtles and other wildlife alive in the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Mike Ellis, who is working to rescue sea turtles, said in an interview by Catherine Craig that BP boats are conducting controlled burns to get rid of the oil. "They drag a boom between two shrimp boats and whatever gets caught between the two boats, they circle it up and catch it on fire. Once the turtles are in there, they can't get out," Ellis todl Craig. He said he...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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