Two Workers Killed, Thirteen Injured Demolishing CSL Virginia in Bangladesh -Report

Two workers were killed and thirteen others were injured in an accident at a shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh. The accident took place Saturday at the Ziri Subedar shipbreaking yard in Chattogram when a heavy cable collapsed, hitting several workers involved in the demolition of the former CSL VIRGINIA, according to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The injured were taken to a … [Read more...]

NGO: Two Workers Killed, Five Severely Injured in Explosion at Chittagong Shipbreaking Yard

Two yard workers have died and five others were severely injured this morning in a major explosion on board beached vessel at a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, according to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The Platform said the blast took place during torch-cutting on board the vessel Bunga Kelana 4, which is being dismantled at the Mahinur Ship Breaking yard, … [Read more...]

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Counts 142 Ships Sent to South Asia Beaches in First Three Months of 2019

There were a total of 181 ships scrapped in the first quarter of 2019, including 142 ships broken up in South Asia using the controversial beaching method, according to the latest figures released by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Between January and March, the group counted three worker deaths and four severely injured at yards in Bangladesh. There were no severe accidents … [Read more...]

Two Workers Killed Scrapping Tanker in Chittagong

Two workers were killed Monday in a fire that started in the engine room of an end-of-life tanker being dismantled at a shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has confirmed. Local media reports that the incident took place around 10:15 a.m. local time at the Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard on Monday. The vessel being dismantled has been … [Read more...]

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...]