I mean, 4 months later, they realize,OH! OH! We GOTTA DO A PROTEST MARCH!! What a bunch of idiots! Oh wait..... It's because it's the height of protest season in Europe. With the weekly anti-U.S. marches for Iraq, the protests for homeless cats in Rome, the Paris protests against privatization, pension reforms and Israel, .... a professional protester justs gets too busy.
My take on the whole situation?
When the ship first reported trouble they asked Spain to allow them into port to off load the oil and try to salvage the vessel. Once again the tree hugging enviromental wacos protested, bitched and wined and refused the ship a safe harbor. It broke up a few days later. They got what they deserved.
[Edited 2003-02-24 04:19:29]