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AM GHENT Prosecution – 202/2021

By March 5, 2021 No Comments

Gibraltar Port Authority has observed with satisfaction the successful prosecution of the AM GHENT for the recent oil spill which occurred in BGTW.

It must be noted that £20,000 fine set by the Magistrate today is in addition to the payment of £1.5 million pound security bond by the vessel owners’ through their P&I Club, as surety to cover all the oil spill clean up expenses that may be incurred by the Gibraltar Government and which was a prerequisite for the vessel to be allowed to depart Gibraltar.

Commenting on the conclusion of the court case, Minister for the Port, Hon Vijay Daryanani said “It is gratifying to see the great partnership and cooperation between Gibraltar Port Authority, Royal Gibraltar Police, Gibraltar Maritime Administration and Department of Environment which has directly led to this outcome”