As the battle lines continue to be drawn over exhaust gas cleaning systems on ships Precious Shipping md Khalid Hashim warns that the discharge waste water from open-loop scrubbers “will comeback to haunt us”.

A total of 10 countries are set to ban or restrict open-loop scrubbers in some or all of their ports, and more are likely to follow, according to P&I club Gard.

Scorpio Group has provided details of $122m of scrubber installations for its tanker and bulker fleets.