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Repsol blames the Italian shipping company for the spill in the Ventanilla Sea and demands US$197 million in compensation

Repsol blames the Italian shipping company for the spill in the Ventanilla Sea and demands US$197 million in compensation

With information from EFE

Repsol, through the La Pampilla Refinerysued Fratelli D’Amico Armatori, owner of the Mare Doricum ship, for allegedly causing the oil spill in the Ventanilla Sea in January 2022.

According to EFE, the Spanish-owned firm demands compensation of US$197.5 million from the Italian shipping company; argues that it failed to execute obligations and its contractual responsibility.

In Repsol’s opinion, “all the expert evidence” shows that the “uncontrolled and improper movement of the vessel and its displacement from the position planned for a safe unloading” caused the La Pampilla underwater facility to break.and thus, caused the ecological disaster in the Chalaco resorts —organizations counted more than 10,000 barrels spilled into the sea.

The multinational alleges that La Pampilla “has borne all the expenses alone” linked to remedying the coastline and compensating affected citizens, as well as “significant personal damage”, when “Peruvian and international maritime legislation” places responsibility for the mooring, safety and operation process “on the captain and his employer Fratelli D’Amico “.

The Italian shipping company has already submitted a request for extrajudicial conciliation in which it asks the refinery for approximately 45 million euros for alleged damages after the spill.

The data:

Repsol and its Peruvian subsidiary were sued by the organization Stichting Environment and Fundamental Rights in the Netherlands and were required to pay US$1.27 billion in damages for more than 35,000 people affected by the ecological disaster.

According to the Peruvian Sea Institute (Imarpe), two years after the ecocide committed by Repsol – labeled as such by blocks such as Oceana and OEFA – adequate conditions have not yet been recovered on the coast to resume artisanal fishing.

Source: Larepublica

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