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Sulfur violators to be pilloried in public from 2019

From Jan. 1, the names of carriers that grossly violate sulfur regulations in Danish waters will be published for everyone to see. That is the essence of a new law just passed by Danish parliament.

Photo: Daniel Urhøj

All parties in the Danish parliament, Folketinget, have passed a law today, which, from the turn of the year, makes it possible to publish the names of ships and carriers that do not comply with sulfur emission regulations in Danish waters.

However, it takes a relatively gross violation in order to make the list, as only the names of sulfur sinners with a fine of more than DKK 200,000 (USD 30,500) will be published.

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