EU politicians want to stop Maersk's scrapping in Alang

Maersk should not be allowed to use facilities to recycle vessels on open beaches in India, say EU politicians according to Danish news media DR Nyheder.

Photo: Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt

All vessels sailing under EU flags will from 2017 be required to use shipbreaking facilities which are approved by Brussels. And this list should under no circumstance include the shipyards on the controversial Alang beach in India which dismantle vessels on open beaches.

This call comes in a petition to the EU Commission submitted by parliamentarian Margrete Auken of Denmark's SF (Socialist People's Party). Members from all groups in the European Parliament, except for Marine Le Pen's Europe of Nations and Freedom Group, have signed the petition, according to Danish media DR Nyheder.

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