Suit for Oil Spill in Chennai
Can a case be filed against the ships which collided leading to the oil spill in Chennai? Can a case be filed against the Government for this?
This will be an ADMIRALTY SUIT. You have to file a Admiralty Suit in High Court, claiming SHIP ARREST and other monatery reliefs.
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A Public Interest Litigation was filed by ME Raja, President, National Union of Fishermen before the Madras High Court and was addressed by Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M. Sundar regarding the oil spill that took place on the coat of Chennai. The Court has directed the State Government to take necessary steps regarding the oil spill. The PIL was issued against the two tankers which collided of which one was an Iranian vessel. The apprehension of the case was that in case the Iranian vessel crossed the territorial waters then it would be quite difficult on the part of the Government to recover damages from the said vessel. However, the Court dismissed the petition providing that the Court could not issue any direction except to observe that the State Government would look into the issue urgently.
Your Best Options are:
1. File a public interest Litigation ( however for this particular matter, a PIL had been filed for the same,The Court has directed the State Government to take necessary steps regarding the oil spill. )
2. File an admirality suit in High Court, claiming ship arrest and other monatery reliefs.
3. Write a formal letter to the chief minister of the state to take stringent action
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