It may be a breach of regulations to change the flag on a vessel in order to scrap it on the beaches of Alang, notes the EU Commission in a response to ShippingWatch after recent weeks of debate about scrapping in Alang.
Maersk Group stated recently that the company is prepared to re-flag vessels in order to avoid the approaching EU white-list of approved yards. But the tactic could be blocked by a rarely utilized rule covering the subject.
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