Maersk’ offshore ship radioactive hazard, said Bangladesh
Partially dismantled offshore processing ship NORTH SEA PRODUCER at Bangladesh ship breaking yard was found to be radioactive and possibly dangerous for workers, said Danish TV2. Radioactive substances were found in inside pipes, with radioactive level above permissible. Understood it was accumulated natural radioactivity of substances collected inside pipes during years of processing crude oil on an oil field in North Sea. Scandal is brewing, after Bangladeshi Supreme Court demanded from country’s environmental agency an explanation of how dirty ship got a “clean” certificate allowing her to be dismantled in Bangladesh. Scrapping of the ship is suspended until completing investigation and estimating possible hazards. NORTH SEA PRODUCER was operated by Maersk, already criticized by Danish environmentalists for its’ malpractices.