Dutch carrier receives fine for scrapping in Alang

A Dutch carrier has just received a fine and paid a settlement for scrapping a ship in India using the controversial beaching method according to Dutch prosecutor.

The photo is from Alang, but unrelated to the case with the Dutch carrier. | Photo: Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt

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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