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.
Press Release – European ship owners on promotional tour in Alang – environmental and human rights activists denied access
Brussels, 28 April 2016 – Tomorrow, European ship owners, government representatives of France, Germany and Belgium, and the European Commission will visit the Alang shipbreaking yards. Despite several indications that NGOs, including the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, would be part of the delegation, no… More
27 April 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the ninth 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
Press Release – Bangladesh High Court issues contempt rule against 14 Government Officials: ministries and shipbreakers asked to account for non-compliance with 2009 judgement
Brussels/Dhaka, 12 April 2016 – The Bangladesh High Court yesterday issued a contempt rule addressed to 14 Government officials and the president of the BSBA.
Press Release – European Union sets a global standard for sustainable ship recycling: NGOs call on shipping companies to use EU approved yards
Brussels, 12 April 2016 – Today, the European Commission (EC) publishes technical guidance for ship recycling facilities that want to be approved under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation.