850 - 10/12 - Pollution from paint - Ghazaouet, Algeria

Strict anti-pollution laws in Algeria saw an entered vessel fined for spilling small amounts of paint into the harbour.

Recently, an entered vessel which had called Ghazaouet, Algeria took the opportunity whilst alongside to touch up the paintwork of the outer hull.

However during the painting, the crew dropped a few spots of paint in the water. The Port state authority then proceeded to fine the vessel, citing pollution of the harbour waters.

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Date26/10/2012

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