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Intertanko fiercely attacks ruling in oil disaster

In defense of Apostolos Mangouras, captain of tanker vessel Prestige, who was recently sentenced to two years of prison for negligence, Intertanko writes that the captain is the scapegoat in a political game that completely acquits the Spanish government in the historic oil disaster.

Intertanko now announces support for captain Apostolos Mangouras, who was recently ruled guilty by the Spanish supreme court for being negligent in his actions back in 2002 when the tanker Prestige, which he was sailing, broke into two parts and caused one of the worst oil spills in history.

The ruling from the supreme court drew on explanations including that the captain had received several warnings that the vessel was in a so poor condition that it was not seaworthy.

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