Monday, January 25, 2021
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Shipping

Asian Shipbreakers Await Unemployed VLCCs Amid ‘Attractive’ Scrap Values

By Alex Longley and Alaric Nightingale (Bloomberg) — Covid-19 is destroying the market for supertankers that deliver about a fifth of the world’s crude oil. The result is likely to be...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 9451

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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Shipping

Virus Slows Safety Reforms at Bangladesh Shipbreaking Yards

By Naimul Karim DHAKA, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The coronavirus pandemic has slowed efforts to make safer the often hazardous job of dismantling old ships in Bangladesh, officials...

December 8, 2020
Total Views: 1994

Sunday, October 4, 2020
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Cruise Ships

Cruise Ship-Breaking Booms In Turkey After Pandemic Scuttles Sector

by Bulent Usta (Reuters) – Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the COVID-19...

October 4, 2020
Total Views: 201

Friday, October 2, 2020
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Cruise Ships

Cruise Ship Shipbreaking Booming in Turkey

By Bulent Usta ALIAGA, Turkey, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal...

October 2, 2020
Total Views: 849

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Interesting

Watch: Cruise Ship MS Monarch Arrives at Turkish Breakers

In what is a sure sign of the times amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1991-built MS Monarch has arrived at a Turkish shipbreaking yard for dismantling. With cruises around the...

July 22, 2020
Total Views: 329

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Maritime News

Widow of Bangladeshi Shipbreaker Free to Sue UK Company, Court Rules

By Naimul Karim DHAKA, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Bangladeshi woman whose husband died while dismantling an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in 2018 can file a...

July 14, 2020
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Maritime News

Scrapyards Set for New Wave of Containership Demolition as Idle Fleet Grows

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Demolition markets in the Indian subcontinent have now largely reopened and are preparing for a new wave of containerships for scrapping. According to London-based...

June 3, 2020
Total Views: 43

Friday, February 7, 2020
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Maritime News

Evergreen Line Defends Shipbreaking Practices

Editor’s note: Taiwanese shipping line Evergreen has responded to our report on the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s recently published list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2019, which called out Evergreen specifically...

February 7, 2020
Total Views: 28

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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Maritime News

Shipping Industry Continues to Favor South Asia Beaches for Shipbreaking

A total of 674 ocean-going ships and offshore vessels were dismantled worldwide in 2019, with the vast majority broken down on the beaches of Bangladesh, Indian, and Pakistan, the NGO...

February 4, 2020
Total Views: 57

Thursday, January 30, 2020
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Maritime News

Teekay Denies Wrongdoing After Norway Office Raided

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Norway’s national economic crime unit raided the local office of international shipping company Teekay Offshore this week on suspicion of illegally exporting...

January 30, 2020
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Maritime News

ClassNK Certifies Bangladesh Ship Recycling Yard with Hong Kong Convention Compliance

Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has issued a Statement of Compliance to a ship recycling facility in Chittagong, Bangladesh, verifying that the yard is in line with Hong Kong Convention for...

January 15, 2020
Total Views: 46

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

September 3, 2019
Total Views: 33

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Maritime News

Germany Accedes to Hong Kong Convention for Safe Ship Recycling

Germany has become the latest country to accede to IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling, known as the Hong Kong Convention. Germany becomes the thirteenth Member State to...

July 18, 2019
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

May 15, 2019
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

April 10, 2019
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Maritime News

Norway Wealth Fund Turns Spotlight on India Shipbreaking

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, March 13 (Reuters) – The ethics watchdog for Norway’s $1-trillion wealth fund will focus this year on shipbreaking on India’s beaches, which endangers workers and pollutes the...

March 13, 2019
Total Views: 15

Monday, February 18, 2019
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Maritime News

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...

February 18, 2019
Total Views: 16

Thursday, January 31, 2019
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Maritime News

Turkey Ratifies Hong Kong Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Shipbreaking

Turkey has ratified the IMO Hong Kong Convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships, becoming the first of the five major shipbreaking nations to ratify the treaty....

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 6

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Interesting

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...

January 31, 2019
Total Views: 26

Friday, October 19, 2018
Maritime News

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...

October 19, 2018
Total Views: 14