Seatrade sentence by a Dutch court in March, on the basis of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, sends a very clear message that any intentional violation of this regulation will no longer go overlooked, argued Ms. Alexandra Mikelis, Associate Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
The Rotterdam District Court sentenced, under EU Waste Shipment Regulation, the shipping company Seatrade for illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping on the beaches of South Asia. This was the first time a European shipping company was held criminally liable for having sold vessels for scrap to substandard shipbreaking yards in India and Bangladesh.
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