RSS   Newsletter   Contact   Advertise with us

Norwegian police raid Teekay office over waste export

Christian Fernsby ▼ | February 2, 2020
Norway's national economic crime unit raided the local office of international shipping company Teekay Offshore this week on suspicion of illegally exporting waste, the agency, known as Okokrim, said.
Ship
Business in Norway   Ship
In recent years, courts in Europe using tougher regulations have fined shipping companies for transporting hazardous waste for disposal in cases that have added to complexities for seaborne transporters often operating in several jurisdictions.

Topics: Norwegian Teekay waste

Maria Bache Dahl, acting senior public prosecutor with Okokrim, said authorities had carried out a search of Teekay Shipping Norway's office in the southern city of Stavanger on Tuesday, questioned witnesses and "seized potential evidence".

"Teekay Shipping Norway AS is suspected of illegal export of waste, in the form of the shuttle tanker Navion Britannia. The ship sailed from Norway in 2018, and reached Alang, India in July 2018," Dahl told Reuters in an emailed statement.

"The investigation will focus on whether the export was in violation of Norwegian and EU regulations of waste export."

Bermuda headquartered Teekay Offshore confirmed in a statement that the vessel was part of their fleet and their office had been raided.

The company said the vessel had been sent to an Indian yard in 2018 for recycling in full compliance with the requirements and standards of the Hong Kong convention.

"As a responsible operator, we are open and transparent about our practices and have nothing to hide," Teekay Offshore said. "We have followed all rules and

egulations in the related export and recycling processes."


 

MORE INSIDE POST