There are a lot of details missing, I can see the intentional and unintentional debate for sure, and can certainly be argued - and certainly highlights a need for more precise laws. I am positive that the ship's crew had no slight intention to have an oil spill - I know, its a Greek ship..., regardless, its interesting to see the wranglings amidst the political and popular commentary. But on the same token, a ship owner has to be held accountable for providing proper equipment, competent crew, training and supervision to its workings.
Its all really a house of cards; I believe that's why people, in general, have little faith in the established processes and those that continue to perpetuate them. Makes you wonder where the Crown is getting its counsel on technical matters, probably some well placed MBA and hyper educated person, who probably have never seen a ship either that, or the laws are certainly not world class as the governments claims them to be.
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