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Ship breakers fined for potential asbestos exposure

A North Lincolnshire ship breaking company put its workers and others at risk of exposure to asbestos containing materials, a court heard.

Marine reclamation company Acetech Construction Limited, purchased a Polish former fishing vessel “The Patricia III” in 2007 for dismantling and selling on as scrap. The ship, built in the 1970s, had been lying unused at Grimsby Dock for around three years.

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