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Maersk Supply fined for dramatic shipwreck: "We should have chosen a different approach"

In retrospect, Maersk Supply Service and its CEO would have done many things differently before the spectacular shipwreck in 2016. The carrier has now been fined by Danish police, and the CEO takes full responsibility for similar events not happening again, he tells ShippingWatch.

The two ships, Maersk Searcher and Maersk Shipper, were en route to be scrapped in Turkey when they sank off the coast of France on Dec. 22, 2016. | Photo: Screenshot

Following the dramatic wreckage of two ships off the coast of France in 2016, Maersk Supply Service has tightened internal affairs to ensure that similar accidents do not happen again, states CEO Steen S. Karstensen.

His statement follows Thursday's announcement of a fine of DKK 150,000 (USD 23,800), issued by Danish police after several years of investigation.

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