MSC accused of illegally carrying heavy diesel on board a ship

Container line MSC is accused by the United Arab Emirates of illegally carrying heavy diesel on board one of its ships that is only allowed to sail on low-sulfur fuel. MSC argues that the oil was to be used for a test. Updated with MSC comment

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The United Arab Emirates accuses MSC of carrying fuel with an excessive sulfur content on board one of its ships even though this has been illegal since March 1, unless the ship is equipped with a scrubber.

This concerns vessel MSC Joanna, on which maritime authorities have, according to several media, found a tank of the traditional heavy fuel, which only ships fitted with scrubbers have been allowed to sail on since Jan. 1.

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