Norwegian Shipowners: We need to follow the Hong Kong convention

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association recommends its members to follow the Hongkong covention when scrapping their ships. "We can't interfere with commercial decisions," Director tells ShippingWatch.

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When Norwegian shipowners have to scrap their ships, they ought to follow the requirements of the Hongkong convention, says the Norwegian Shipowners' Association. A new list published by the NGO's Bellona and Shipbreaking Platform show that 102 Norwegian owned ships have been scrapped on the beaches of Southeast Asia since 2009, where one of the problems is that the ships are not drained of dangerous waste, as otherwise stipulated by international regulations.

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