‘Toxic ship’ docks in Indian port
A controversial asbestos-lined former ocean liner, The Blue Lady, has docked in the western Indian port of Alang in Gujarat State to be scrapped.
Port officer Anil Rathore told Press Trust of India that the ship known in its glory days as the SS France would be broken in a month’s time.
Indian Supreme Court experts earlier cleared its entry for breaking.
Environmentalists have protested against the ship’s entry, saying it contains asbestos and toxic waste.