Issue - 1871
Dated - 04 Oct 2003
13 toxic ships have the rules waived

A Hartlepool shipyard is trying to make money out of importing 13 old US warships contaminated with dangerous and banned pollutants such as asbestos. But the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says the ships are dangerous, and recommends that the 4,500-mile trip to Britain be put off until further inspections have been made.

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