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Environmental regulator shuts case on former Maersk vessels scrapped in Alang

Five vessels that were previously owned by Maersk are not subject to European scrapping rules, and as a result, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency are closing the cases after investigating whether the ships were being illegally scrapped on the coast of Alang, India.

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The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA) has closed its investigations into five vessels previously owned by Maersk.

The vessels were investigated for illegal scrapping on the coast of Alang, India. Four of the vessels were out-flagged between June and August 2018 while the last one was out-flagged in July 1998. Consequently, none of the ships were subject to recent European scrapping rules that went into force in December 2018, DEPA reports.

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