Originally Posted by NoR
Refusing port of refuge to a vessel in distress is an act of such stupidity that it's hard to fathom.
The pollution damage amounted to €4bn. How much less would it have been had the ship been allowed shelter ?
Who knew that at the time?
The act of stupidity is in allowing theses vessels to sail on the seas. World legislation is extremely lax in these circumatances. Europe's coasts are teeming with all kinds of shipping and her coastlines must be protected.
Why did the Master prior to Capt Mangouras resign, rather than sail in her again?
This site has members who believe that the seafaring comunity has to be defended, right or wrong.
Perhaps, I've been ashore too long.