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Spain Prestige oil spill disaster case in court


The trial has begun in northern Spain of the captain of the Prestige oil tanker that sank in 2002, causing the country's worst environmental disaster.

Apostolos Mangouras, who is Greek, is being tried with two other crew members and a Spanish official in La Coruna.

Some 50,000 tonnes of oil leaked into the Atlantic when the Prestige broke up off the north coast, polluting thousands of miles of coastline.

 
 
 
 
Vocabulary:
 
un derrame de petróleo / una marea negra -

derramar - (past, pp)
 
hundirse - (past, pp)
 
la tripulación -
 
perder (líquido)
 
partirse en dos (past, pp) -
 
ser juzgado (en el tribunal) -
 
en la costa -
 
un juicio -
 
una flota (de barcos)
 
subir al estrado -
 
hacer caso omiso (a la ley)
 
solicitar (una pena de carcel)
 
exigir -
 


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