Update ABC admit their mistake +1 on the score board -see Outcome below.
ABC HEADLINE: "Oil from stranded Chinese coal carrier to be transferred to a barge" PM 8 April-story introduction. The problem lies with the story introduction on the PM Home Page HERE- probably visible for a day or so, but we preserved the relevant bit below (along with a nice picture of PM presenter, Mark Colvin, wearing one of Phillip Adams' finest).
ABC REPORTED: The following text was used to introduce a story on the PM website concerning oil to be transferred from the stranded Coal carrier the Shen Neng 1:
THE COMPLAINT: ABC have erroneously reported that 950,000 tonnes of oil would be transferred from the coal carrier. The amount quoted in the introduction is out by a factor of 1000. Very-large crude carriers (VLCC) and ULCCs have capacity over 250,000 DWT (Source). 950,000 tonnes for a coal carrier, must be one hell of a big ship! 950,00 tonnes of oil is over 1 billion litres!
The amount reported in the story itself is 950 tonnes.
COMMENT: F-oiled again! A new record in erroneous oil reporting!