Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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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: 26

Monday, February 18, 2019
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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: 37

Thursday, January 31, 2019
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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: 12

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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: 66

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: 27

Thursday, September 27, 2018
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European Shipowners Request More Capacity Added to EU Ship Recycling List

European shipowners are asking for more capacity to be added to the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities that will come into play next year with entry into force...

September 27, 2018
Total Views: 24

Friday, July 27, 2018
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169 Ships Sent to South Asian Shipbreakers in Second Quarter 2018

There were a total of 220 ships sent for demolition in the second quarter of 2018, with 169 of those sold to South Asian shipbreakers where they are driven ashore...

July 27, 2018
Total Views: 61

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Fire Hits VLCC Under Demolition at Gadani Shipbreaking Yard

A major fire tore through an end-of-life VLCC at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan on Monday, marking yet another incident to underscore the dangers of scrapping vessels beaches. According...

July 17, 2018
Total Views: 50

Friday, June 22, 2018
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NGO Shipbreaking Platform Slams Shipping Industry ‘Scaremongering’ to Undermine European Ship Recycling Regulation

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is accusing the shipping industry of using ‘scaremonger’ tactics and ‘fake news’ in order to get South Asian shipbreaking yards included on a list of EU-approved...

June 22, 2018
Total Views: 33

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tanker Scrappage To Hit Multi-Year High

by Jessica Jaganathan (Reuters) – The shipping industry will this year scrap the largest number of oil tankers in over half-a-decade, driven by weak earnings, firm prices for scrap steel...

June 3, 2018
Total Views: 20

Thursday, May 31, 2018
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Photos: Shipbreaking on the Beaches of Alang

Reuters’ photographer Amit Dave has published a series of photos taken just this week at a shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, where many of the world’s ships continue to be...

May 31, 2018
Total Views: 2162

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
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Shipping’s Financiers Turning the Tide On Controversial Shipbreaking Practices

By Jonathan Saul and Simon Jessop LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – The shipping industry has long been criticized by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering...

May 15, 2018
Total Views: 45

Friday, April 27, 2018
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NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 152 Ships Broken Up on South Asia’s Beaches in First Quarter of 2018

Of the 206 ships dismantled worldwide up in in the first quarter of 2018, a total 152 ships ended up on beaches in South Asia, according to a quarterly report...

April 27, 2018
Total Views: 292

Thursday, March 15, 2018
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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...

March 15, 2018
Total Views: 57

Thursday, February 22, 2018
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NGO Shipbreaking Platform: 80% of Tonnage Sold for Scrap in 2017 Ended Up on South Asia’s Beaches

Of the 835 large ocean-going commercial ships that were sold for scrap in 2017, a total of 543 ships were intentionally run ashore and dismantled by hand at shipbreaking yards...

February 22, 2018
Total Views: 224

Friday, February 3, 2017

Fatal Accidents Prompt Pakistan to Ban Scrapping of LPG and Oil Tankers at Gadani Shipbreaking Yard

Officials in Pakistan have halted the scrapping of oil and LPG tankers at the Gadani Shipbreaking Yard, one of the largest demolition yards in South Asia, following a string of...

February 3, 2017
Total Views: 63

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Maritime News

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: Use of ‘Polluting’ South Asia Scrap Yards Accelerating

A total of 862 ships were dismantled worldwide in 2016, the vast majority of which ended up in South Asia on the beaches of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, the NGO...

February 1, 2017
Total Views: 27

Monday, January 9, 2017

Another Deadly Blast at Gadani Shipbreaking Yard

At least five people are dead and after fire broke out inside a beached tanker at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Pakistan where an explosion in early November killed at least...

January 9, 2017
Total Views: 53

Friday, December 16, 2016
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Maersk Sending Four More Ships to Alang

Danish shipping giant Maersk Line has announced plans to scrap eight panamax ships at yards in India and China. The world’s largest container shipping company has come under fire this...

December 16, 2016
Total Views: 71

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Maritime News

Denmark Environment Minister Under Fire for Dodging Questions About Maersk’s Shipbreaking Policy

Denmark’s Environmental Minister has come under fire for failing to provide concrete answers to questions regarding the Danish government’s position on shipbreaking in South Asia amid Maersk’s controversial decision to...

December 15, 2016
Total Views: 57