According to NGO shipbreaking platform, in 2017, 835 vessels were dismantled. 543 of these ships were sold for dirty and dangerous breaking on the beaches of South Asia.
The dramatic improvements witnessed at the recycling yards of Alang are an unnoticed “diamond in the rough” for 2016.
In an op-ed in Dagens Næringsliv, the largest daily business paper in Norway, Norwegian Shipowners Association and their CEO Sturla Henriksen say a definite NO to shipbreaking on beaches
In Bangladesh, men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. They demolish huge ships in grueling conditions, braving disease, pollution, and the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
Companies within the ship recycling industry are known as cash buyers when they purchase a vessel with 100% cash. In turn, the cash buyer sells the vessel to a recycler in any one of the ship recycling countries.
Ship MS Pride of Calais crashes into a Turkish ship breaking yard for scrapping and recycling. Watch the video of the big ship hitting the beach at full speed.
Poor working conditions, exploitation of workers, and lack of safety policies are some of the several issues that plague the ship breaking yards of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Mentioned herein are ten such documentary movies and short films on workers from the ship breaking industry.
Over half-a-decade ago, Toxic waste dumped by the tanker ship Probo Koala in and around the city of Abidjan in Ivory Coast led a huge wave of toxicity throughout the city. Find out more about the toxic ship inside the article.
A doumentary depicts the life and stark reality of Bangladesh’s shipbreaking yard workers.
With the rise in awareness towards maritime environment, the major changes in the process of ship breaking,has given rise to a new term – green ship recycling.