Maersk Boxship Fined After Locals Spot Plumes of Black Smoke

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According to a Splash 247 report, observant Spanish locals last week spotted a boxship belching out more smoke than normal, leading to a swift EUR20,000 ($22,435) fine for Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company.

What happened?

The 2007-built, 6,478 teu Maersk Sembawang was caught as it came into the port of Algericas, its excessive emissions blamed on a faulty main engine.

Nearby residents saw the huge plumes of black smoke coming from the ship and got in touch with a local environmental body who then alerted the port authorities.

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Source: Splash 247

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