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EU court rules against Italian class society over 2006 ferry disaster

Victims of Al Salam Boccaccio ’98 sinking in Egypt in 2006 are entitled to bring an action for damages against Registro Italiano Navale before the Italian courts, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled

The move will come as a blow to RINA, which certified the ro-ro and had earlier contested a claim filed in Genoa, arguing that that it should have immunity from jurisdiction as it was acting on behalf of the flag state Panama

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