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CEOs at Hafnia, Stena and Euronav all publicly support Maersk Tankers

Chief executives at three rivaling tanker shipping companies issue statements of support in favor of Maersk Tankers, which has had one of its tankers at a standstill for five weeks with migrants stranded aboard.

Mikael Skov, CEO of Hafnia, now offers a statement of support in favor of Maersk Tankers, which has had one of its tankers at a standstill for five weeks with migrants stranded aboard. | Photo: PR / Hafnia

It has caused a stir in the industry that 27 migrants have now been stranded aboard vessel Maersk Etienne for more than a month, without the authorities having reached a solution.

The tanker is owned by Maersk Tankers, which rescued the migrants when their boat started sinking in the Mediterranean. But since then, several countries have denied taking responsibility for the migrants, who remain stranded aboard the vessel, which has come to a complete standstill for the same reason.

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