November 14, 2019

The Port Authority of Algeciras imposed fines -following complaints by the environmental organization AGADEN- on the polluting ferries operating the Algeciras-Tanger Med line during MARHABA 2019. According to the Organization’s data, the ships that have been imposed fines due to harmful emissions are Intershipping’s GALAXY (1979) and MED STAR (1986), AML’s MOROCCO SUN (1980)(which is already in Perama (Greece) for engine repairs and upgrades), Trasmediterranea’s LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (1993) and Balearia’s HSC JAUME III (1996).

AGADEN urges the Algeciras Port Authority to proceed immediately with a plan aimed to the drastic reduction of the harmful emissions released by the operating ferries. Among other things, it proposes the creation of a shore power infrastructure.