Brest, France

06/03/08

 

Maritime Pollution of 24 km long and 100 m wide by a Liberian Ship, the Ecuador Star

 

SUMMARY OF THE SITUATION

In 2008, the Ecuador Start generated a pollution of 24km long and 100m wide 65km 100km west of Brest.

THE DEFENDERS

Surfrider Foundation Europe has filed a civil suit to ensure that this pollution will be punished. These actions are in line with the status of the association, which aims to protect and enhance the oceans, waves and coastline.

LEGAL CONTEXT

Surfrider filed a complaint the 6 March 2008, the first instance judgment dated 07 January 2009 condemns the captain of the vessel and the owner to pay a fine.

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