Start of the action : 14/03/2019

On March 14th the Italian container ship, Grande America, caught fire and sank nearly 300km off the northern French Atlantic coast on 12 March and Surfrider Foundation Europe, which has been involved in ocean protection for 29 years, will lodge a formal complaint against the ship owner and captain.  

Though this legal pursuit Surfrider aims to bring justice for the ocean in this particular accident, case-by-case actions will never be enough to prevent catastrophes of this kind from occurring again. A total revision of maritime transport regulations on a European and international level is mandatory, and Surfrider Europe is leading this charge.