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.

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Press release – European Commission reports on feasibility of a financial instrument

Brussels, 11 August 2017 – The European Commission released its report on the viability of a financial incentive for sustainable ship recycling under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation this week.

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #13

Brussels, 12 July 2017 – There were a total of 210 ships broken in the second quarter of 2017. 158 of these ships ended up on South Asian beaches for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. The Platform was able to document five accidents… More

Platform News – European institutions call on EU to address decommissioning of floating oil and gas structures

Brussels, 3 July 2017 – A joint event between the EESC and Members of the EP highlighted the paradox between the rules for the decommissioning of fixed oil platforms from the North Sea with the rules for the recycling of floating structures.

Press release – Brazilian government asked to stop dumping toxic ships on South Asian beaches

Brussels/Rio de Janeiro, 15 June 2017 – The Brazilian CONTTMAF trade union federation and its member SINDMAR have recently criticized the shipbreaking practices of Transpetro, the oil and gas transportation subsidiary of the Brazilian petroleum corporation Petrobras, majority-owned by the State.

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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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