Dire Working And Living Conditions In Indian Shipbreaking Yards

Alang Gujarat Ship Breaking Yard

The working and living conditions at the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India, remain alarmingly poor, argues a new study published in the Economic & Political Weekly, a well known Indian Social Science journal. The research was commissioned and financed by the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) and was coordinated by Dr Geetanjoy Sahu from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).



Italian Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crimes for Concealing Vessel Pollution

tanker at sunset

An Italian shipping firm based in Genoa, Italy, pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by falsifying required ships’ documents to hide the fact that the ship had illegally discharged oil contaminated waste into the ocean on multiple occasions, announced the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Coast Guard.



A European Action Plan For Safe And Secure Seas

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EU ministers have backed a set of actions to make Europe’s seas safer and to protect the EUs maritime security interests from the threats which it faces. The Action Plan, part of the EU’s Maritime Security Strategy adopted in June 2014, takes a cross-border and cross-sector approach to confronting the seaborne perils which the EU is confronted with.