The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is a coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to prevent the dangerous pollution and unsafe working conditions caused when end-of-life ships containing toxic materials in their structure are freely traded in the global marketplace.

LATEST NEWS

Seco Steel-1 [Victim-Mominul].jpg_effected copy

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #10

Brussels, 10 August 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the tenth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of… More

Screen-Shot-2016-07-20-at-10.49.32.png_effected

Platform News – ECSA’s Alang report turns a blind eye on problems of beaching method

Brussels, 20 July 2016 – The European Community Shipowners’ Association’s (ECSA) has published a report on their visit to the Alang shipbreaking yards in India last April. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform criticises the report for ignoring the many grave shortcomings of the beaching… More

IMG_5784.JPG_effected

Press Release – European Commission report recommends the introduction of a Ship Recycling License

Brussels, 6 July 2016 – Ships regardless of their flag should not be allowed to call at any EU port without a ship recycling license to incentivise sustainable ship recycling, a European Commission report recommends. The report published looks into the possibility of introducing a financial incentive to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling.

DSC02298-Optimized.JPG_effected-001

Platform News – Surge of fatal accidents in Chittagong

Brussels, 27 June 2016 – At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents in Bangladesh this last month only. On 23 May, 21-year old Rubel died at Seiko Steel shipbreaking yard when he fell from great heights. He was working without safety equipment. Only six days later, on 29 May, 5 workers were struck by falling steel plates at the same yard which is also referred to as Darussalam or Madina Enterprise. One worker died on the spot, another died in hospital. The three remaining workers were severely injured.

More news

News from our Off The Beach logo blog

Spike in the number of decommissioned vessels related to the oil and gas industry

Brussels, 3 May 2016 - In the last few months, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has documented more and more oil platforms, drill ships and other vessels related to the oil industry arriving for demolition on the beaches of South Asia as well as in Turkey and China. The Platform calls on the large oil and [...] More

German ship fund Norddeutsche Vermögen continues to exploit substandard shipbreaking to maximise profits – clear contradiction to company’s values

Brussels, 27 January 2016 - German ship owner Norddeutsche Vermögen Holding GmbH & Co, a company offering shares in ship funds, and its subsidiary Norddeutsche Reederei Schuldt, have seen another three of its vessels arriving at the beaches of South Asia in 2015: the “Northern Glance” (registered under the name “APL Malaysia”, IMO 9196917) hit [...] More
More news
Screen Shot 2016-05-30 at 13.22.51
list 2015
Cover page FOCBriefing April 2015

You didn't find what

you were looking for?

Contact us!