The defense team of the cruise ship Captain who was charged over breaking the sulphur limit in the Mediterranean over the summer, said that the European rules unfairly distinguished between the limits applying to cruise ships and these for cargo ships.
On 9 July, a Court in Marseille started the trial for the Captain of the cruise ship ‘Azura’, who was sued over breaching sulphur fuel limit, during a stopover in Marseilles, on 29 March. In the first case of its kind in Europe, if found guilty, the Master could face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to €200,000.
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