In October, the PHP Family (Peace Happiness and Prosperity) shipbreaking yard received a Statement of Compliance with the Hong Kong Convention by the Italian classification society RINA.
Shipbreaking plot no. 54 in Gadani, Pakistan, was sealed off yesterday after a massive fire broke out on-board the ship ACES (IMO 8021830).
NGO Shipbreaking Platform expresses dismay over the continued failure of GMB to be transparent and to grant civil society access to see the working and environmental conditions at the shipbreaking yards in Alang.
The German competent authorities were alerted about the imminent illegal export of the ships from the port of Hamburg and prompted to take action to stop the vessels from departing.
The ship was allowed to leave the UK based on the false promise that it would be further operationally used in the Tin Can port in Nigeria.
European Commission released its report on the viability of a financial incentive for sustainable ship recycling under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation this week.
There were a total of 210 ships broken in the second quarter of 2017. 158 of these ships ended up on South Asian beaches for dirty and dangerous breaking.
A major blast caused by several gas cylinder explosions onboard an oil production and storage tanker, beached at Gadani shipbreaking plot number 56, killed at least 21 workers yesterday.
A third report by the investigative journalists of Danwatch, reveals that the Danish container ship giant has incentivised the sale of 14 ships to substandard shipbreaking yards.