NGO Shipbreaking Platform Slams ACL for Scrapping ConRo Duo in India
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NGO Shipbreaking Platform Slams ACL for Scrapping ConRo Duo in India

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Slams ACL for Scrapping ConRo Duo in India

11 October 2017 - 16:00 - Update: 12 October 2017 - 09:19


The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is urging German authorities to hold Atlantic Container Line (ACL), a subsidiary of the Italian Grimaldi Group, accountable for alleged breach of European waste laws. In a letter sent to the German authorities, the Platform said that the company purposely sold two of its G3 ConRo vessels, Swedish-flagged Atlantic Cartier and Atlantic Conveyor for scrapping in South Asia, illegally exporting toxic waste. “The German competent authorities were alerted about the imminent illegal export of the ships from the port of Hamburg and prompted to take action to stop the vessels from departing. Despite the warnings and the clear signs that the ships were destined for scrap, the authorities did not halt the ships. The Atlantic Cartier arrived in Alang, India, on the 20th of September, and the Atlantic Conveyor hit the beach on the 7th of October, after vessel tracking providers curiously indicated that the container carrier was “Steaming 4 Sunshine”,” the Platform said. According to the German port authorities, there was no evidence base for the arrest of the vessels, despite the fact that the logos on both ships had been painted over before the final voyage.

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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