It is shameful that France seeks to put its economic interests above international law, the environment, and public health.
For us, there is absolutely no ambiguity. The Basel Convention has clearly stated that whatever the legal status of the boat, from the moment it's being sent for demolition, it's waste. Period. We're seeing a flagrant disregard for international law.
We had warned the government from the start that it was violating European law and that a superficial asbestos decontamination was not good enough.