The second officer of the Zim Asia ship that collided with a Japanese fishing boat in September of last year was sentenced to six months of community service on Sunday.
Pilastro Zdrako, a Serbian national, was convicted in accordance with a plea bargain on seven counts of negligent homicide.
The Israeli cargo ship, Zim Asia, weighing some 40,000 tons, hit the Shinsei Maru 3 in international waters near the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Only one fisherman survived the collision.
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