Fully fund the oil spill clean up
  • Petitioned Costamare Inc

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Costamare Inc
Managing Director, Costamare Inc
Diamantis Manos

Fully fund the oil spill clean up

    1. Aaron Packard
    2. Petition by

      Aaron Packard

      Wellington, New Zealand

It’s heartbreaking to see the devastation of our coast and the pristine environment around the Bay of Plenty region because of the ongoing oil spill crisis.

But what’s simply unacceptable is for the owners of the ship to fail to commit to funding the clean up effort while increasing investor’s dividends by millions of dollars.

New Zealanders have been outraged and shocked by this environmental disaster. Locals and government officials are working around the clock on the clean up process but this effort is going to take more than people power - it’s likely to cost millions of dollars. Costamare, the owner of the ship, is yet to commit to funding any local projects restoring our coast after the oil spill.

Now is our opportunity to make sure the company is held to account - they are in the public and media eye and a massive public outcry is needed right now so they can't just turn their backs on the mess they have created.

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Article - Costamare increases dividend payout to investors:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/5778232/Rena-owner-increases-dividend-payout

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    • James Shelton RAVEN, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Costamare quit acing like cowards and clean up the by area for goodness sake.You have got to change and change right now.

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    • Monique Wagener TAURANGA, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 2 years ago

      Their oil from their boat they should be paying every damn cent for the clean up! It was heart breaking to see black waves rolling in on our beach :(

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    • Chance Tanner TOOELE, UT
      • almost 3 years ago

      The spill is their fault, how is it right anyone but them pays 100% for the clean up?

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    • Gwen Hude WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • almost 3 years ago

      Those that commit crimes of vandalism etc have to pay reparation costs, so should companies that cause environmental damage through negligence!

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    • Penelope Hopcraft SOOKE, B.C., CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      How is it possible that the company not be liable to help & largely fund such cleanups?!!! There should be jail time if funds not provided by those responsible. Unbelievable! It should be mandatory - for shame!

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