Decision ID: 001866

In March 2006 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee decided that some of the costs incurred by the Spanish State in 2003 in respect of sealing the oil leaking from the wreck and various surveys and studies were admissible in principle, but that the claim for costs incurred in 2004 relating to the removal of the oil from the wreck was inadmissible, on the grounds that these costs were disproportionate to the potential economic and environmental consequences of leaving the oil in the wreck.

Date: 01.02.2006
Category: Preventive measures
Subjects: Removal of oil from sunken wrecks, Specific claims considered by the governing bodies