Patrizia Heidegger

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...
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...
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 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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