NGO Shipbreaking Platform: Record-Breaking 90% of End-of-Life Tonnage Scrapped on South Asian Beaches in 2018

A total 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to scrap yards in 2018, of which 518 were broken down on beaching yards in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, according to data from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform in its annual report on global shipbreaking practices. According to the report, the number of ships beached accounted for a record-breaking 90.4% of the total … [Read more...]

Accidents Prompt Pakistani to Halt Ship Breaking at Gadani Yards

Pakastani officials have reportedly shut down all ship breaking activities at Gadani yards after two separate accidents this month left three workers with critical injuries, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said Friday. The first accident took place on October 11th when a tanker caught fire on the beach in Gadani. Fortunately, no casualties were recorded, but just a few days … [Read more...]

Court Finds Dutch Shipping Company Illegally Sent Ships to India for Demolition

AMSTERDAM, March 15 (Reuters) - The Dutch shipping company Seatrade and two of its directors were found guilty by a Dutch court on Thursday of illegally sailing ships to India to have them demolished, the first criminal case of its kind in the Netherlands. The company and the directors were fined up to 750,000 euros ($925,275). The directors were also banned from executive … [Read more...]