Who should be punished for the oil tanker Prestige breaking up and dumping a huge oil spill off the coast of Spain? Good luck figuring it out:
The Prestige is Liberian-owned, registered in the Bahamas, operated by a Greek company, chartered by a Swiss-based subsidiary of a Russian conglomerate and classed as seaworthy by an American shipping authority.
(From a New Zealand News story. ) No wonder so many big law firms have maritime law departments.