Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Press Release 1st of May 2018 Brussels. There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking.  So far this year, 10 workers have lost their lives and 2 workers have been severely injured when breaking ships in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Another two workers were … Continue reading Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Damage

PRESS RELEASE 20 January 2018 Brussels, 20 January 2018. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labour abuses, including loss of life, at shipbreaking yards. 543 ocean-going commercial vessels were broken down by hand in yards in … Continue reading NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide Revealing Human Rights Abuses and Environmental Damage

Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

  How can all stakeholders in the maritime supply chain ensure that the issues surrounding human rights at sea are properly and clearly addressed within their day-to-day business activities? Many companies in the maritime sector are very aware that good business practice requires a proactive approach to the subject of corporate social responsibility (CSR), but many still have questions to ask about how they can … Continue reading Maritime Business and Human Rights, CSR and supply chain activities

Bangladesh High Court: Ministries & Shipbreakers asked to account for non-compliance of 2009 Court judgement

PRESS RELEASE – BANGLADESH HIGH COURT ISSUES CONTEMPT RULE AGAINST 14 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: MINISTRIES AND SHIPBREAKERS ASKED TO ACCOUNT FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH 2009 JUDGEMENT Brussels/Dhaka, 12 April 2016 – The Bangladesh High Court yesterday issued a contempt rule asking 14 Government officials and the president of the Bangladesh Ship Breakers Association (BSBA) to explain why they have not implemented the Court’s judgement dating March 2009. … Continue reading Bangladesh High Court: Ministries & Shipbreakers asked to account for non-compliance of 2009 Court judgement

NGO Criticizes Maersk’s Ship Recycling Plan

By MarEx 2016-02-12 13:35:25 Featured Image photocredit: Shipbreaking at Alang (courtesy IMO) Ship recycling advocacy organization NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued a statement Friday strongly criticizing Maersk Group’s plan to send its vessels to Alang, India’s beaching shipbreakers, and to work with Alang’s yards to improve conditions. “Today, the majority of ships are dismantled and recycled at facilities on beaches. Here, the standards and practices often do not adequately … Continue reading NGO Criticizes Maersk’s Ship Recycling Plan

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7 Brussels, 16 October 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the seventh South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia, accidents, recent on-the-ground, legislative and political developments including our activities in … Continue reading NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards Brussels, 9 February 2015 – A video published by the American magazine VICE, “Where giant cargo ships go to die”, available on its website, shows that both the working conditions and the measures to protect the environment in the shipbreaking yards in Chittagong, Bangladesh, are far from being adequate. … Continue reading New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards