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One in ten vessels violates sulfur rules in Swedish and Danish waters

Around 90 percent of the vessels in Swedish and Danish waters comply with the sulfur requirements from 2015, shows a new study from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. A pattern is forming for the sulfur sinners, according to a professor.

New study shows that far from all carriers comply with sulfur regulations set in 2015. | Photo: /ritzau/Katinka Hustad

Every tenth vessel sailing in Swedish and Danish waters violates the sulfur regulations that came into force in 2015, shows a study from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the study, researchers have remotely measured marine emissions in Danish waters and the English Channel, using airplanes and fixed measuring stations with sulfur sniffers on the Great Belt Bridge and the Øresund Bridge.

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