MSC reroutes vessels to protect sperm whales

The world’s largest container line, MSC, changes a route in the Mediterranean to sail around an area that’s home to endangered sperm whales.

Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

MSC’s container ships will now sail on a changed route in the Mediterranean Sea west of Greece to avoid hitting endangered sperm whales, writes the world’s largest container line in a statement.

The carrier has decided to change its routes in the waters by the Hellenic Trench outside the west coast of Greece after discussions with four NGOs. The area is home to a population of 200-300 endangered sperm whales.

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