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...]