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.


Platform News – Maersk maintains beaching mantra and chooses to ignore facts revealed by Danwatch

Brussels, 21 October 2016 – After investigative journalists have revealed the severe short-comings of Maersk’s shipbreaking practices in Alang, India, the shipping giant blatantly disregards the findings. In an official statement, Maersk defends its new practice of breaking ships on Indian beaches with… More


Press Release – European industry, trade unions and NGOs jointly support the EESC’s call for a financial incentive to enhance sustainable ship recycling

Today, the EESC adopted an own initiative opinion that calls on the EC to introduce an incentive that will “eliminate the abuses of irresponsible ship dismantling through a system which creates added value in an end-of-life ship”.

Platform News – Investigative journalists catch Maersk red-handed in Alang

Brussels, 13 October 2016 – Investigative journalists from Danwatch today release their comprehensive report on the reality inside Shree Ram shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, where the Maersk Georgia and Maersk Wyoming are currently being dismantled.


Platform News – The new lobbyist of beaching, Maersk, ignores concerns of environmental and human rights experts

When Maersk decided earlier this year to sell two end-of-life ships to beaching yards in Alang, India, a broad coalition of European environmental and human rights NGOs denounced the move.

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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
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