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Liability for the Maersk shipwreck will now be investigated

The Danish Maritime Authority will decide where to place liability in the case of a shipwreck last year, where two Maersk vessels sank while being towed by a third vessel. It must also be determined whether any laws were violated, a supervisor tells ShippingWatch.

Photo: Privatfoto/Den Maritime Havarikommission

When two Maersk vessels sank at the end of last year, was someone at fault, or was it a mere accident?

The Danish Maritime Authority will attempt to answer this question, after the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board published its report on the notable shipwreck which took place in December 2016.

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