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Spain to appeal for damages over oil spill

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Environmental disaster: When it broke in two, the Prestige spilled 63,000 tonnes of fuel oil into the sea, coating 2,980 kilometres of shoreline in Spain, France and Portugal with black gunk. - PHOTO: AFP

[MADRID] Spain will appeal for damages over the Prestige tanker disaster which choked its northwest coast in oil, the government said on Monday, after a court acquitted all defendants of causing the spill.

The court yesterday acquitted the ship's crew and a top Spanish maritime official

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