English Channel, France

28/07/08

Maritime Pollution of 25 km long and 50 m wide by a Russian Ship, The Sculptor Anikushin Florencia 

SUMMARY OF THE SITUATION

In 2008, the Skulptor Anikuschin generated pollution 25km long and 50m wide 65km north of Saint Valéry en Caux.

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 first instance judgment dated 18 March 2009 condemns the captain of the vessel and the owner to pay a fine of 350,000 euros.

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