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...]

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 sign, ratify, or accede to the convention, which has not yet entered into force. Adopted in 2009, the Hong Kong Convention covers the design, construction, operation and … [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...]

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 sea and sand, and will also look into pollution caused by pharmaceutical companies. The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, created from the proceeds of Norway's oil … [Read more...]