Thursday, December 20, 2018
Maritime News

Spain’s Supreme Court Upholds 1.6 Billion Euro Prestige Oil Spill Ruling

Spain’s Supreme Court upheld Thursday a lower court’s ruling that Spain is to be paid 1.6 billion euros in damages over the 2002 Prestige oil spill. The definitive ruling confirms...

December 20, 2018
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Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Insurer Ordered to Pay $1 Billion Over 2002 Prestige Oil Spill

A Spanish court has ordered a British P&I insurer to pay a whopping $1 billion fine over the 2002 Prestige oil spill.  The single-hulled oil tanker Prestige broke in half...

November 16, 2017
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Any Port in a Storm?

By Captain George Livingstone One of the great ‘maritime’ authors of the 20th century is Jan de Hartog, born in Holland, his seagoing career spanned the glory years of Dutch...

June 23, 2016
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Thursday, January 28, 2016
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Maritime News

ITF: Spain ‘Deflects Blame’ with Decision to Sentence Prestige Tanker Captain

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued a strongly worded statement against Spain’s decision to sentence the former captain of the Prestige oil tanker to prison over the 2002...

January 28, 2016
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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Captain of Sunken Prestige Oil Tanker Sentenced to Prison Over 2002 Wreck

MADRID, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced the captain of the Prestige oil tanker, which sank off Spain’s northwestern coast in 2002, covering thousands of kilometres of coastline...

January 26, 2016
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Spain to Appeal Prestige Oil Spill Ruling

The Spanish government on Monday announced its plans to appeal part of a recent court ruling that cleared all three defendants, including the Captain and Chief Engineer, of charges and liability in connection to the 2002 Prestige oil tanker sinking and oil spill.

November 20, 2013
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Prestige Insurer “Surprised and Disappointed” by Verdicts

The insurer of the Prestige oil tanker says it is "extremely surprised and disappointed" that the charge against the Captain for disobeying government authorities was upheld, while the government official who ordered the vessel out to sea was acquitted.

November 13, 2013
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Spanish Court Clears Captain, Merchant Navy In Prestige Oil Spill

A Spanish court on Wednesday found the crew and the government not guilty of criminal responsibility in the 2002 sinking of the Prestige oil tanker, Spain's worst ever environmental disaster.

November 13, 2013
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Friday, July 12, 2013

Prestige Oil Spill Trial Wraps Up in Spain

Hearings in the trial over the 2002 Prestige oil spill, one of Europe's worst oil spills, wrapped up in Spain this week after eight months of testimony.

July 12, 2013
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