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Environmental impact of scrubbers insufficiently studied, warns Veniamis

Theodore Veniamis has warned that exhaust gas scrubbers were allowed by the International Maritime Organization as an exception to the rule of burning 0.5% sulphur fuels from the start of 2020 without adequate evaluation of their environmental impact. The Greek owners’ leader says that the polarisation of attitudes towards scrubbers is having a divisive effect on the shipping community, although he has praised the IMO for ‘political courage’ in looking at safety concerns raised by the industry

Greek shipowners’ leader laments that ‘minority’ alternative to using low-sulphur fuels is having a divisive impact on industry

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