July 03, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf recuerda a los residentes de Pennsylvania: “Las máscaras son obligatorias” Español, Press Release, Public Health “Las máscaras son obligatorias al salir de casa”, recordó hoy el Gobernador Tom Wolf a los residentes de Pennsylvania.“Especialmente cuando comienza el fin de semana largo del 4 de julio, es vital que todos recuerden que las máscaras son obligatorias y deben usarse al salir de casa”, dijo Wolf. “El virus no se ha ido y el uso de máscaras es un esfuerzo de mitigación obligatorio que sabemos que funciona para detener la propagación”.La Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine firmó una orden que obliga a usar máscaras el miércoles pasado. Permanece vigente.Las preguntas frecuentes sobre la orden sobre el uso de máscaras se pueden encontrar aquí.View this information in English.
The Provincial Court of A Coruña, a northwestern city in Spain, upheld on Wednesday the ruling of the Spanish Supreme court from January 2016 over the Prestige oil spill case 15 years after the environmental disaster.As a result, the captain of the ill-fated ship Apostolos Ioannis Mangouras and the marine insurer The London P&I Club have been confirmed guilty for the spill and ordered to pay EUR 1.57 billion (USD 1.85 billion) in damages to the Spanish state.Additional EUR 1.8 million and EUR 61 were ordered to be paid to the Xunta de Galicia and France respectively.The rest of the claims are to be paid by shipowner Mare Shipping Inc. and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds.In 2016, the Spanish Supreme court sentenced the tanker’s captain Apostolos Ioannis Mangouras to two years in prison, canceling the previously reached ruling by which he had no criminal responsibility. As indicated, the captain was found guilty of recklessness that caused the accident of catastrophic environmental consequences.The 1976-built tanker sank on November 13, 2002, following a fracture in its starboard side due to rough seas while it was sailing some 27.5 miles west of Finisterre, Spain.Six days later, the tanker broke in two and sank off the coast of Galicia.It was estimated that a total of 63,000 tons of fuel were discharged into the sea, while the total damage cost was estimated at USD 4.4 billion.The spill, described as one of the worst environmental disasters in Europe, saw miles of Spanish beach severely polluted, causing damages to the local wildlife and fishing industry.World Maritime News Staff