Start of the action : 23/12/2018

Ship had left the port of Lorient to anchor near the island of Groix during storm Joachim. Mooring did not hold, drift then grounding. Pollution dismantling on site. Action on the basis of article L.218-19 EC accidental pollution (carelessness, negligence)

RESULT

Captain’s relaxation. Taken as a whole, there is no reason to attribute a manifestly deliberate breach of a particular safety or prudence obligation L.218-19.
Determining and predominant factor of grounding: unfavorable and changing weather conditions