Worlds’ first ‘megaship’ Sovereign and sister vessel Monarch is now beached at Aliga, Turkey, waiting to be scrapped for recycling.
“Vessel isolation” has been introduced at Alang shipbreaking yard, where seafarers having COVID-19 symptoms would be allowed to quarantine themselves aboard the ship, instead of disembarkation.
Two Indians, including a ship Captain and two Filipinos, were amongst the first 4 COVID cases that came to light at Alang shipbreaking yard, India.
Yesterday, cutter man Shahidul lost his life while working at Kabir Steel’s Khawja shipbreaking yard in Chattogram (f.k.a. Chittagong), Bangladesh.
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Md Jamil, 23 years old cutter man, and Bipul lost their lives while scrapping the ship GREEK WARRIOR (IMO 9191412) at Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard.
Indian NGOs voice serious concerns regarding the beaching of end-of-life vessels in Alang in reaction to the recent visit to the Alang shipbreaking yards organised by ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Association).
Dr Anil Sharma, President and CEO of GMS, has called on owners and brokers to support sustainable recycling practices and voiced support for the increased and significant investment in South-East Asian yards.
A doumentary depicts the life and stark reality of Bangladesh’s shipbreaking yard workers.