Norden has instructed captains to fabricate fake logbooks

For years, tanker company Norden has instructed captains to write fake logbooks and paint over ship names in order to keep trips to Israel a secret. The activities were "wrong and unacceptable", the company states.

Norden acknowledges to ShippingWatch that the activities that have taken place were out of order. | Photo: PR / Norden

"We can call the vessel NOR PRI," reads an email from Norden headquarters in Hellerup, Denmark, to the captain of tanker Nord Princess, en route to Barcelona to load refined oil products before continuing toward the east.

The suggestion to rename the ship in the Mediterranean is part of a series of highly secretive instructions that have expired for years now from managing employees in Norient, Norden's tanker company, with the aim of concealing transports to Israel.

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