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Appeal court overrules charges against officers of missile ship

Appeal court overrules charges against officers of missile ship

31.01.2013

A Finnish appeal court recently dismissed criminal charges against the master and first mate of a vessel who had been fined for failing to ensure that their ship was seaworthy prior to a voyage from Germany. While the vessel’s cargo of explosives had not been transported in accordance with the applicable regulations, the appeal court found that this had caused no risk to life and thus did not constitute a criminal offence.

Partners Matti Komonen and Herman Ljungberg at Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd, have written an update on this matter. The update titled “Appeal court overrules charges against officers of missile ship” has been published in the International Law Office’s newsletter.