The tanker M.V. "Tasman Sea" collided with M.V. "Shun Kai 1" off the eastern coast of Dagu, Tianjin on 23rd November 2002. Severe pollution was caused at sea as a result of leakage of oil due to the collision. The maritime lawyers Mr. Gao Yifeng and Mr. Jiang Jingye at Global Law Office are handling the court litigation on behalf of the collectives of the local fishermen against the owners of the tanker and their P&I club before the Tianjin Maritime Court for a claim for damages due to the pollution. The case has received great attention in the public and it is now in the procedure of the court trial.