Denmark's economic affairs minister Bendt Bendtsen has written "an exceptionally sharp letter" to Russian transport minister Sergey Frank calling for the Russians to stop the passage of single-hulled tankers carrying heavy oil grades through Danish coastal waters, Politiken newspaper reported on Thursday. The Danish government is alarmed by a loophole in IMO regulations agreed two weeks ago permitting the use of such tankers in "shuttle service", Politiken says (EED 05/12/03). Mr Bendtsen has invited Mr Frank to a meeting to discuss the issue. See article.
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