NGO Shipbreaking Platform

The incident follows an explosion in November last year at another Gadani yard involving an oil tanker beached for recycling and in which 27 workers were killed. Furthermore, a man died recently in...
The investment forms part of India’s Coastal Community Development Programme and an estimated 30 million rupees will be spent in this field over the next three years. This shipbreaking training...
Greener and safer vessel recycling seems to be gaining traction on the shores of Bangladesh and India. At Alang, known for its beaching practices and a focus of widespread criticism for its toll on...
The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk last week announced a commitment to help selected ship recycling yards at Alang in India to upgrade facilities and practices to comply...
These two organisations have called on the Texas-based All Star Metals ship recycling facility, the last holder of the Horizon Trader, to return the ship to the USA for proper recycling at its yard...
Some US$ 5.1 billion worth of vessels had been recycled in 2012, falling to US$ 4 billion in 2013 and just US$ 3 billion last year, reported Vagelis Chatzigiannis, a Dubai-based trader and...
German ship owner Ernst Komrowski tops the list of ′dumpers′ with 14 end-of-life vessels sold to the beaching yards. All of these were formerly part of the Maersk fleet and had been on a...
Together with leading environmental and labour rights organisations such as Greenpeace, the World Wide Fund for Nature and the International Transport Workers Federation, the NGO stressed the need...
′It is now time for South East Asian ship owners to join the front-runners of the maritime industry mainly based in Europe and say ′′no′′ to a practice that is harming...
The new regulation will establish a list of EU-approved ship recycling facilities requiring standards to ensure that EU-flagged ships are properly recycled and that waste materials contained in the...
The website is part of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform's 'Off the Beach!' campaign, which is designed to raise awareness of harmful shipbreaking practices and to promote the alternatives. Shipbreaking...
'The EU is asking for something that will cripple the economy of South Asia,' it has been declared by Shafi Chaudhari, who ran one of Bangladesh's first beaching operations. 'It is a way for keeping...
According to the NGO, Greece once again led the way in 2012 by shipping 167 vessels to South Asian beaches. 'That’s nearly half of all ships sent by European ship owners in 2012,' the platform...
All EU member states support the plans to ensure the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships in principle, yet they cannot agree on the detail. Germany, Spain and Sweden, for instance,...
The Hong Kong Convention on ship recycling is slated to be discussed during the environment ministers’ upcoming meeting on October 25. Mrs Heidegger hopes that bringing the regulatory breach to light...

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