‘Toxic ship’ cleared for breaking
Experts appointed by an Indian court have cleared the entry of a French ocean liner into a ship-breaking yard, a senior official said.
The Blue Lady, owned by an Indian firm, can now be towed to the world’s largest ship-breaking yard in Alang in the state of Gujarat and dismantled.
It was formerly the SS France and then the SS Norway.
Environmental groups say the ship contains 1,200 tonnes of asbestos and other toxic materials.