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Greek Supreme Court deems Sea Diamond ruling sound

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Greece's Supreme Court on Tuesday ratified the sentences handed down by the Piraeus Appeals Court two years ago in connection to the sinking of the Sea Diamond cruise liner off Santorini.

In July 2014, the lower court ruled that the captain of the Louis Hellenic Cruise Lines vessel, which ran aground near the island’s Athinios port in April 2007, the first mate and the head of operations ashore were all guilty of negligence.

The captain received a 36-month sentence, reduced from the original 12 years, while the other two men were given terms of 21 and 24 months.

The three men convicted for their part in the accident, which led to a father and daughter from France losing their lives, appealed their reduced sentences but the Supreme Court found the ruling sound.