Decision ID: 003548
In March 2009 the 1992 Fund Executive Committee recalled that the Criminal Court in Corcubión (Spain) had been carrying out an investigation into the cause of the incident to determine whether any criminal liability could arise from the events. It was recalled that the Court had been investigating the role of the Master, Chief Officer and Chief Engineer of the Prestige and of a civil servant who had been involved in the decision not to allow the ship into a place of refuge in Spain. It was noted that in March 2009 the Criminal Court had decided to exonerate the above-mentioned civil servant and to continue the proceedings against the Master, Chief Officer and Chief Engineer of the Prestige. It was also noted that it was likely that some of the parties to the criminal proceedings would appeal against this decision.