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.
According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018.
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.
International media outlets publish the first multimedia and data-driven reporting project that documents the negative impacts on the environment and the human costs of shipbreaking in South Asia.
Danish Environment Minister, had to answer to the Parliament on 14 December following questions put to the Government by all the opposition parties.
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the eleventh South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.
The Maersk-owned floating oil production and storage tanker, North Sea Producer, left the UK in May 2016 and was directly towed to Bangladesh.
After investigative journalists have revealed the severe short-comings of Maersk’s shipbreaking practices in Alang, India, the shipping giant blatantly disregards the findings.