NGO Shipbreaking Platform have been awarded a grant by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation under the international collaboration Engineering X – Safer End of Engineered Life Mission.
These past two years the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has won support for sustainable ship recycling in the financial sector while raising the stakes for shipowners who opt for substandard shipbreaking on South Asian beaches.
In Bangladesh, authorities have imposed strict lockdowns which have particularly impacted the most vulnerable part of the workforce: the migrant workers.
There were a total of 166 ships broken in the first quarter of 2020. Of these, 126 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking
According to new data released by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrap yards in 2019.
The French Courts stopped the scrapping of the asbestos-laden aircraft carrier Clemenceau on the beach of Alang, India. Fifteen years later, France is faced with a second toxic headache.
The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, became international law on December 5 last week.
The Indian Express reveals that conditions for the shipbreaking workers at the beach of Alang, India, have not improved.
142 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia where they were broken under conditions that cause irreversible damage to both human health and the environment.