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Denmark has fined three carriers for sulfur violations

Danish police has issued 17 fines to carriers that have sailed with sulfur content that is too high, and thus illegal, in their fuel. ShippingWatch can name one Dutch, one Faroese, and one Singaporean carrier as Denmark's first three sulfur sinners.

The Norröna ferry from carrier Smyril Line of the Faroe Islands. | Photo: Smyril Line

A Faroese, a Dutch, and a Singapore-based carrier are three of the 17 sulfur sinners reported to the police by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

After the sulfur requirements came into force on Jan. 1 2015 in North Europe and North America, the Danish EPA has reported a total of 17 carriers to the police for violating the sulfur cap in Danish waters. And seven different districts have subsequently issued fines to the carriers.

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