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EU criticizes shipowners for using controversial recycling maneuver

A shortage of EU-approved recycling yards leaves shipowners with no choice but to re-flag old European ships before sending them to be recycled, says shipping organization Bimco. The EU does not agree with that assessment.

Photo: Amit Dave/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Several shipowners see no other solution than to opt for a controversial flag maneuver before sending European ships to be recycled in, for example, South Asia, but this is now met with criticism from the EU.

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