In my last post I describe how the Dutch courts took the view that the Probo Koala’s wastes were covered by the Basel Convention and not MARPOL.
Dr Busch and I disagreed on which convention applied.
I said Basel, he said MARPOL.
After I had posted about this debate - Trafigura: Probo Koala Waste – Amsterdam – Dr Busch sent me an email including a long document he had written outlining the reasons why MARPOL applied and not Basel.
In his email he said also,
“Your opinion on chemical wastes under MARPOL displays a gross ignorance of the matter at hand. For your guidance I attach a guide which I wrote in 2007 which might give you the humility to learn about matters before you comment on them.”
I said Basel - CORRECT
Dr Busch said MARPOL - WRONG
Who’s humble now?