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  • 20 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    A worker died at a Bangladeshi ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda Upazila in the Chittagong District, in the morning hours of January 19 as he was hit by an iron bar falling from a ship, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform confirmed to World Maritime News. The deceased has been identified as a 50-year-old resident of Chauddagram upazila of Comilla, […]

  • 27 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for breaking in the first quarter of 2018.

  • 7 July 2016
    Rules & Regulation

    Ships regardless of their flag should not be allowed to call at any EU port without a ship recycling license to incentivise sustainable ship recycling, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform cited a report from the European Commission. The report, written by Ecorys, classification society DNV-GL and the Erasmus University School of Law, looks into the possibility of […]

  • 5 October 2016

    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has called on the European Commission, the European Parliament and Member States to support the introduction of a financial incentive that will enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in line with the standard set by the European Ship Recycling Regulation. The Platform asked the EC to develop a legislative proposal in […]

  • 13 April 2016

    The European Commission (EC) has published a technical guidance for ship recycling facilities that want to be approved under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation. Such yards will need to ensure safe working conditions, pollution control including proper downstream waste management and enforcement of international labour rights.  This step comes together with the call by environmental […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Italian shipping companies Grimaldi Group, Ignazio Messina and Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli are facing strong criticism from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform for their poor shipbreaking practices. The global coalition of 19 environmental organisations said it calls upon the companies to take necessary actions to ensure the sustainable recycling of their end-of-life fleet as a matter of urgency. As a […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    A heavy cable collapsed on the container ship CSL Virginia, hitting several workers at once.

  • 10 April 2015

    Out of 262 vessels sold for breaking during the first quarter of 2015, more than half (151 ships) ended up on the beaches of South Asia as owners continue to scrap their vessels at substandard yards, the latest quarterly report of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows. All together, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan  accounted for 58% of the number […]

  • 4 February 2016

    Ignoring industry leaders and human rights and environmental organisations, ship owners continue to profit from dangerous and dirty shipbreaking practices on South Asian beaches in 2015, according to new data released by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. According to the Platform, 768 large ocean-going vessels were sold to the scrap yards last year. 469 were broken […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has “turned a cold shoulder” to requests by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform to visit the shipbreaking yards on the tidal beach of Alang. According to the Platform, for the past two months the Indian authority has refused to reply to repeated requests, submitted via the Indian member organisation Toxics Link, to visit and see […]

  • 16 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    NGO Shipbreaking Platform board member Merijn Hougee has collaborated with Dutch dredging and marine expert Boskalis over several months to develop a comprehensive ship recycling policy. Boskalis has decided for clean and safe dismantling of its obsolete fleet in a Mexican ship recycling facility with which the ship owner has established a close partnership. When […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Polish government-owned shipping company Polsteam is facing fierce criticism from European environmental organizations for its poor shipbreaking practices. Being a member of the European Union, which disqualifies shipbreaking on tidal beaches as environmentally sound and safe, Poland is obliged to adhere to these principles. However, as informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Polsteam has already this year sold three […]

  • 12 December 2016

    A worker died while dismantling German container ship Viktoria Wulff at Arefin shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on December 4, 2016, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said. The 35-year old Shah Jahan was struck on the head by a heavy iron piece. In an attempt to hide the accident, the yard management kept the body of Shah […]

  • 3 November 2016

    The fire is still ongoing at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan following a series of explosions aboard an oil tanker on November 1, according to IndustriALL global union. The union added that up to 150 workers are still trapped inside the 1995-built tanker Aces, which supposedly ignited due to gas wielding processes undertaken during the dismantling […]

  • 2 June 2020
    Business developments & projects

    The shipbreaking industry in the Indian sub-continent is starting to exhibit some signs of phased reopening following weeks of shutdowns caused by the Coronavirus. However, the reopening doesn’t mean the pandemic is over, far from it, as the subcontinent continues experiencing infection cases. What is more, India reported a spike in daily infection cases that […]

  • 15 May 2019

    Two workers died and several others sustained injuries.

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yard has been hit with another fire, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Another accident in Pakistan. Big fire ongoing at Gadani #shipbreaking yards. pic.twitter.com/f9fyD4cAJY — ShipbreakingPlatform (@NGOShipbreaking) November 8, 2017 Local media indicated that the fire started at the yard’s plot number 54. It is understood that the incident occurred on November 7. The […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Polish government-owned shipping company Polsteam is facing fierce criticism from European environmental organizations for its poor shipbreaking practices. Being a member of the European Union, which disqualifies shipbreaking on tidal beaches as environmentally sound and safe, Poland is obliged to adhere to these principles. However, as informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Polsteam has already this year sold three […]

  • 7 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The activities at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yards are set to resume following an order by the High Court of Balochistan, NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s spokesperson said. The order was made after the Pakistan Ship Breakers Association called on federal and provincial bodies to restart the activities. “Closing yards for a short period of time is something that […]

  • 15 April 2020
    Human Capital

    The strict lockdown measures across South Asia aimed at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic have also shut down the shipbreaking facilities in India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. The worst hit by the lockdown measures are migrant workers who became stuck away from home still pending their March salaries and some even deprived of access to food, according […]

  • 4 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    A total of 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrapyards in 2019.

  • 21 July 2016

    The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) has ignored shortcomings of the beaching method at the Alang shipbreaking yards in India, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said with reference to ECSA’s report on its visit to the yards last April. According to this coalition, the beaching method is unable to ensure containment of pollutants and to guarantee occupational […]