Maersk out-flagged four ships from Denmark and sent them to Alang

Maersk has out-flagged at least 15 older ships from Denmark since the summer of 2018. Four of these have wound up on the beach in Alang. Maersk has previously said it was prepared to out-flag its end-of-life ships in order to circumvent the EU's shipbreaking rules.

Thomas Maersk skiftede flag fra Danmark til Hongkong i juli 2018. Det er siden blevet ophugget i Alang. Skibet er fra 1994. | Photo: MarineTraffic / John

Maersk out-flagged four ships from Denmark and sent them to Alang shortly after the EU made it illegal to scrap EU-flagged ships in India.

In July 2018, Maersk re-flagged ships Clara, Claes, Cecilie and Thomas Maersk from Denmark to Hong Kong.

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