EU is already using scrapping rule to stop carriers

Although the number of cases concerned is not that high, the authorities catch shipowners every year violating the ban on scrapping vessels outside of the OECD. The Commission brought up the rule after several carriers announced they were going to recycle more vessels in Alang.

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About once or twice a year a shipowner is caught violating the ban on scrapping vessels outside of the OECD.

According to EU regulations, a vessel may not be sent for scrapping at yards in India, for example, if the last port call was made at a European port. This applies regardless of the vessel's nationality.

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