The Supreme Court has sentenced the captain of the Prestige for a crime against the environment

Victory reached on Jan 26, 2016
The Supreme Court has sentenced the captain of the Prestige for a crime against the environment

The captain of the Prestige, Apostolos Mangouras, has been sentenced to two years in prison for the crime against the environment, establishing the existence of liability so it is assumed that both Mangouras as the shipping company Universe Maritime and insurance London P & I Club shall be responsible for paying it.

We cannot allow this kind of unnatural acts go unpunished, even if they are accidents, those responsible must pay for the damage done.

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Original petition

Annul the sentence on the Prestige!

Petition created on Sep 29, 2015

Addressed to Supreme Court

We all remember the Prestige disaster in which the black tide caused affected more than 2000 km of Spanish and French coast. In the accident the boat sank in northwestern Spain in its waters pouring over 77000 tons of fuel oil in front of Costa da Morte. This environmental disaster is one of the largest in history, not only by the amount of pollutants released into the water but also by the extent of the affected area was from northern Portugal to France, particularly in Galicia causing much damage.

They have been spent on cleaning the vast area of ​​the spill just over 10,000 million euros which came out of the pockets of everyone, including people who have been affected by the accident firsthand.

By this accident three defendants went to trial, the ship's captain, Apostolos Mangouras, the chief engineer, Nikolaos Argyropoulos and former CEO of the Merchant Marine Jose Luis Lopez Sors.

Prosecutor Luis Navajas now calls for penis Mangouras for crimes against the environment or secondarily for criminal damage alluding that the Tribunal failed five documents that prove his guilt. We tell the Supreme Court cannot continue to allow these acts to go unpunished, trial and punishment of those responsible for the tragedy of the Prestige.