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This is where the ’Danish’ sulfur violators come from

Five separate tests of fuel from vessels in the Nordic ECA zones show sulfur values in excess of the permitted levels. The owners of the ships in question can look forward to fines from the Danish authorities.

Danish authorities have caught five ships in violation of the new sulfur rules for vessels in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea which took effect this year, according to records from The Danish Environment Protection Agency to which ShippingWatch has gained access.

The five vessels, sailing under Cypriot, Norwegian, Dutch, and Greek flags, respectively, gave fuel samples in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, showing the sulfur contents of the bunker fuel to be in excess of the allowed level of 0.1% sulfur (SOx), the upper limit in the ECA zones.

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