Maersk has to explain re-flagging of scrapped ships to Danish authorities

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has asked Maersk to explain why the company out-flagged four ships from Denmark which were then shortly thereafter scrapped on the beaches in the Indian coastal region Alang. Ministers will be asked to address the matter, says rapporteur.

Containerskibet Claes Maersk is currently being scrapped in Alang, India. The ship changed flag from Denmark to Hong Kong in July 2018. Photo: MarineTraffic / Achim Egenolf

Maersk will have to explain to Danish authorities why it out-flagged several ships which wound up in Alang, India a few months later.

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has taken an interest in the case after being notified by ShippingWatch that Maersk out-flagged four ships from Denmark and then shortly thereafter sent them to be scrapped at beaching yards in Alang, India.

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