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.
29 January 2015 – In November last year Platform founder and policy advisor Ingvild Jenssen visited Yamaguchi Prefecture based community network Ikki-Ikki Asia Japan. The volunteer-based network, first established 25 years ago, works on a multitude of community-building, environmental and solidarity projects. For… More
More than 70 percent of the world’s obsolete tonnage ends up polluting the Indian sub-continent and putting workers’ life at risk Read the press release in: French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese | Spanish Read what the Bellona… More
Brussels, 16 January 2015- The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the fourth 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 South… More
Report by Indian research institute reveals poor enforcement of occupational health and safety provisions Brussels, 18 December 2014 – The working and living conditions at the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India, remain alarmingly poor, argues a new study published in the Economic &… More