Svitzer fined €2.4 million over crewman death


Svitzer has been fined £2.1 million (€2.4 million) for failing to operate a vessel safely, which resulted in the tragic death of a chief tugboat engineer.

Svitzer pleaded guilty to that charge and to failing to provide a safe system of work.

In a statement to Maritime Journal, Svitzer managing director Lise Demant said the company acknowledged from the outset that it could have done better.

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