A subsidiary under carrier WEC Lines BV has just received a large fine for sending a ship to be scrapped in India at a yard which relies on the controversial beaching method, writes NGO Shipbreaking Platform, referring to a press release from the Dutch prosecutor.
The EUR 780,000 (USD 888,000) fine has been issued to Holland Maas Scheepvaart Beheer II BV, which in 2013 sold the ship HMS Laurence to a so-called cash buyer, after which the ship ended up on the Indian beach.
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