Norwegian shipowner faces jail in scrapping case after denied appeal

The Supreme Court of Norway has rejected an appeal from a Norwegian shipowner in the case of a scrapped dry bulk vessel. The verdict is a victory for the prosecution authority, which deems it important in both a national and international perspective.

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Shipowner Georg Eide’s appeal has been denied by the Supreme Court of Norway in the case of the scrapping of vessel Tide Carrier. The prison sentence of six months from an appeal court will thereby be carried out, states the National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim), which has acted as prosecutor, to ShippingWatch.

As such, the scrapping case is a closed chapter after two rounds in court where Eide was convicted but subsequently appealed.

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