Old car batteries are stolen from collection points around Finland
Transport of used lead acid batteries poses a fire safety risk in ferry transport between Helsinki and Tallinn, says the Finnish Customs Service.
Finnish Maritime Customs found the first illegal battery consignments last year. This year 22 vehicles have been seized while being used for transporting old and at times leaking lead batteries without the proper precautions and licences.
All of the vehicles that were stopped were trying to get on car/passenger ferries to Tallinn.
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Illegal lead battery transport poses fire risk on Baltic ferries