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

Press Release – NGO Responds to Legal Threats by Shipbreaking Industry and Withdraws from Industry Conference

  Press Release 7 March 2018 Hamburg, 7 March 2018 –The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has just issued a press release announcing its decision to withdraw from the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum that starts today in Hamburg following legal  threats from the ship-breaking industry. Read below the press release of the NGO: On Monday, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, an international coalition of labour, human rights and … Continue reading Press Release – NGO Responds to Legal Threats by Shipbreaking Industry and Withdraws from Industry Conference

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

Surge of fatal accidents in Chittagong

10 shipbreaking workers killed or severely injured in one month only Brussels, 27 June 2016 – At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents in Bangladesh in one month only. On 23 May, 21-year old Rubel died at Seiko Steel shipbreaking yard when he fell from great heights. He was working without safety equipment. … Continue reading Surge of fatal accidents in Chittagong

Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law

Brussels, 8 June 2016 – The Clean Shipping Coalition criticises container ship giant Maersk for its statement that is considers to flag out end-of-life vessels from the Danish or other European registries in order to circumvent the European Ship Recycling Regulation. The Clean Shipping Coalition, a global coalition of nine organisations promoting sustainable shipping, argues that Maersk’s move “seriously undermines its credibility as a responsible … Continue reading Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law

NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2014

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to promote safe and clean ship recycling worldwide, presents its Annual Report 2014. You are invited to find out more in our report including: · a summary of the Platform’s findings about global shipbreaking trends in 2014, statistics on the total number of ships dismantled in 2014, when 62.5% … Continue reading NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2014