of almost EUR 3 million (USD 3.4 million) for having beached a vessel for
scrapping in India.
fined EUR 780.000 and paid a settlement of EUR 2.2 million after it sold
the HMS Laurence to a cash buyer in 2013.
conditions that “cause serious damage to the environment and expose the
health of workers and the local population to grave danger,” the
association cited the Dutch Public Prosecutor.
from Italy, the Dutch Public Prosecutor agreed to a settlement of EUR 2.2
million, the amount that Holland Maas Scheepvaart Beheer II had earned by
selling the ship to the beaching yard.
has announced that it will take measures to avoid scrapping vessels on beaches
in the future.
convicted for having intended to scrap four vessels in India. Five subsidiaries
of the company received fines, as did two of Seatrade’s CEOs, who were also
sentenced to professional bans.
safe and sound facilities included by the EU in the European List of ship
recycling facilities. Beaching yards would not be accepted on the EU list as
they fall short of the environmental and safety requirements that the
Regulation sets, NGO Shipbreaking Platform noted.