Norwegian shipowner appeals prison sentence in shipbreaking case

A Norwegian shipowner has appealed a ruling, in which he received an unconditional six-month prison sentence for having attempted to send a ship to be scrapped in Pakistan, the Norwegian financial police tells ShippingWatch.

Skibet Tide Carrier. | Photo: Ole Stian Bockelie/Miljødirektoratet

Norwegian shipowner Georg Eide has chosen to appeal a recent ruling in which he got an unconditional prison sentence of six months for having attempted to send vessel Tide Carrier for scrapping in Pakistan, Norway's financial police, Økokrim, tells ShippingWatch.

"The ruling has been appealed by both Georg Eide and by Eide Marine Eiendom AS. Økokrim awaits the defense's reasoning – which may be ready before Christmas – before we transfer the ruling to the appeals court," Økokrim writes in an email.

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