Recycling of three container ships in Pakistan being investigated by German police.
Police have raided the offices of Erck Rickmers Group-controlled companies in a vessel recycling probe, German newspaper Bild reports.
The newspaper said officers of the State Office of Criminal Investigation visited work premises and personal properties in Hamburg at 10:00 GMT yesterday.
The investigation centres on alleged illegal scrapping of vessels in Pakistan in August and September 2017.
Erck Rickmers Group said in a statement: “The Erck Rickmers Group welcomes it when violations of environmental regulations are clarified. It is not aware of any violation and is cooperating fully with the investigating authorities.”