The Master of VLCC New Diamond will be prosecuted because the ship he commanded leak diesel oil after a fire and after he had abandoned from the ship:
At the time the leak occurred the vessel was under “command” of a Salvage Master from the Salvor on contract to the Owner and Insurers.
Sri Lankan and Indian Coast Guard was also actively involved in the firtefighting and salvage operation.
The Master was NOT “In Command”, or even present in vicinity of the vessel.
Does Maritime Law mean anything anymore??? .