Shipowners: Isolated Danish sulfur efforts are not enough

The Danish authorities’ efforts to enforce its sulfur rules is lauded by the Danish Shipowners’ Association. More countries need to join in, says director Maria Bruun-Skipper. Global sulfur requirements worry her.

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Although Danish authorities have now truly begun making efforts to ensure its new rules for ships’ emissions of sulfur in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea are met, there is still a long way to go, the Danish shipowners believe.

Director in the Danish Shipowners’ Association Maria Bruun-Skipper lauds the work of the Danish authorities, which has led to a Cypriot-flagged vessel being reported to the Copenhagen police. Meanwhile, the authorities are considering pressing charges against several other ships from which fuel contents have breached the rules.

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