Panama Republic Counsel, Ramon Garcia-Gallardo notified ITLOS about the agreement. (Photo: ITLOS/SJ Berwin/FIS)
Proceedings were instituted last week in a dispute between Panama and Guinea-Bissau about the oil tanker Virginia G., flying the Panamanian flag.
Per the claim submitted by Panama, the oil tanker was running refuelling operations for fishing vessels in Guinea-Bissau’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on 21 August 2009 when it was arrested by Guinean authorities. Panama says that even though the tanker was released on 22 October 2010 without the imposition of any penalty, the vessel suffered serious damages and is thus demanding reparation.
Ramón García-Gallardo, Partner from SJ Berwin LLP, expert in Fisheries Law Disputes, has been appointed as Agent and Counsel of the Republic of Panama. He notified the International Tri...
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