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36 carriers reported to the police by Denmark's EPA for emitting too much sulfur

36 shipping companies have been reported to Danish police in the past five years because one of their vessels were violating the Danish sulfur directive by emitting too much sulfur. 17 shipping companies have been fined. It is a serious matter, says the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.

A helicopter uses a so-called sniffer to measure the sulfur content of a ship's exhaust gas. | Photo: Foto: Explicit ApS

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has filed a series of police reports against shipping companies suspected of violating environmental protection regulations and emitting too many sulfur particles into the air.

36 shipping companies were reported to Danish police by the EPA in the years 2015 to 2020, show inspection results, which ShippingWatch has gained right of access to.

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