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Norwegian police raids Teekay office on suspicions of illegal scrapping

Teekay's office in Stavanger was raided on Tuesday by the Norwegian financial police, which suspects the company might have committed environmental crimes in relation to the scrapping of a ship in India. Teekay has previously highlighted the scrapping of the ship as a positive example.

Navion Britannia was built in 1998 and has been on contract with Equinor. It was sent to be scrapped in India in 2018. | Photo: PR / Teekay Offshore

Norwegian financial police, Økokrim, raided Teekay Shipping's office in Stavanger on Tuesday morning.

The shipping company has been reported to the police for having sent a ship to be scrapped in India in violation of the rules for exporting hazardous waste, and it is now being investigated for so-called environmental crimes, reports industry media Sysla.no.

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