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  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Three men died on October 20 after a gas cylinder they were cutting at a Chittagong shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh exploded, according to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. This latest accident took place in S. R. Corporation, one of the major shipbreaking companies in Bangladesh. The three injured workers were sent to the nearby hospital for treatment but […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Three men died on October 20 after a gas cylinder they were cutting at a Chittagong shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh exploded, according to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. This latest accident took place in S. R. Corporation, one of the major shipbreaking companies in Bangladesh. The three injured workers were sent to the nearby hospital for treatment but […]

  • 28 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents at the beaching yards in Bangladesh in only one month, according to data provided by NGO Shipbreaking Platform. At the end of May a worker died at Seiko Steel shipbreaking yard when he fell from great heights, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 January 2017

    At least five workers lost their lives and three to eight were reported missing after a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier ignited at Pakistan’s Gadani shipbreaking yard, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The LPG carrier reportedly caught fire due to the presence of foam inside the ship, Dawn news reports. This was the same vessel which suffered a fire […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The legislation meant to regulate ship recycling practices, in particular the European Union Ship Recycling Regulation and the International Maritime Organisation’s Hong Kong Convention, mainly based on flag state jurisdiction will neither be able to solve the problems of substandard shipbreaking nor enforce the polluter pays principle on ship owners, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform stressed. The NGO […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Infrastructure

    A fire broke out this week aboard the partially scrapped ACES FPSO at a shipbreaking plot in Gadani Pakistan. This is according to the Shipbreaking Platform NGO, which on Thursday said that luckily no workers got caught in the flames of the fire that broke out aboard the Aces on Wednesday. However, the Shipbreaking Platform […]

  • 4 April 2016

    Private security personnel of Kabir Steel shipbreaking yard, located north of Bangladesh’s major port city, Chittagong are reported to have fired shots and injured seven people protesting outside the yard. The group of shipyard workers and a deceased worker’s family members gathered outside the yard as they claimed the company was withholding the body of a […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Business & Finance

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

  • 24 July 2019

    One worker lost his life in an incident at a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

  • 28 January 2011

    Today the NGO Shipbreaking Platform sent out a letter to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister (PM), calling on her to not accept a 3 million Euros investment of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the purpose of training shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh. The Platform calls on the PM, Mrs Sheikh Hasina, only to accept the fund […]

  • 2 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Another shipbreaking worker died following an accident which occurred at Bangladesh’s shipbreaking yard K.R Ship Yard, located on the sea coast of Sitakunda, NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s Executive Director, Patrizia Heidegger, confirmed to World Maritime News. The 30-year-old Mohammed Raju died after he was struck by a falling steel plate on August 29 while he was working under a large iron plate […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    Six workers died and eight were injured in ten separate accidents at Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards in two months.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has called on the owner of the iron ore bulker Berge Stahl and the Dutch authorities to ensure the responsible recycling of the 30-year-old vessel. Berge Stahl, owned by Singapore-based dry bulk owner Berge Bulk, has called at Rotterdam’s ore terminal 249 times over the last 25 years. It was for a long […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 September 2019

    The fatal incidents occurred in late July at the Priya Blue yard and in early September at Shree Ram yard.