Satellite snaps Maersk’s illegal waste dumping

The international shipping company has been caught breaching maritime pollution law in the English Channel.

Maersk has been fined for dumping liquid waste in the English Channel, using satellite imagery as primary evidence in a maritime pollution prosecution for the first time.

Maersk Tankers Singapore Pte Ltd, part of the Maersk Group, pleaded guilty before Truro magistrates on 4 October to breaching schedule 2(4)d of the Merchant Shipping (Dangerous or Noxious Liquid Substances) Regulations 1996. It was fined £15,000 with £7,405 costs.

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