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 – OSHE releases video on the struggle for decent work at the Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards
17 November 2015 – The Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) released yesterday a Bengali-language short documentary aimed at raising awareness about the labour rights and environmental problems of shipbreaking in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The realization of the video, which is part of… More
Press Release – NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls on Italian owners to stop beaching their toxic ships
Brussels, 16 November 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to end polluting and dangerous shipbreaking, denounces Italian shipping companies Grimaldi Group, Ignazio Messina and Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli for their… More
Brussels, 16 October 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the seventh 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
Press release – NGOs applaud Matson for clean and safe recycling policy, but regret ship beached in India
Brussels, 23 September 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform applauds US shipping company Matson, Inc. for committing to recycle its old ships only in responsible yards in the future. This decision is significant, as 23 vessels in the Matson fleet have to be… More