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.
Brussels, 27 June 2016 – At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents in Bangladesh this last month only. On 23 May, 21-year old Rubel died at Seiko Steel shipbreaking yard when he fell from great heights. He was working without safety equipment. Only six days later, on 29 May, 5 workers were struck by falling steel plates at the same yard which is also referred to as Darussalam or Madina Enterprise. One worker died on the spot, another died in hospital. The three remaining workers were severely injured.
Platform News – Clean Shipping Coalition: Maersk undermines its reputation with plan to circumvent ship recycling law
Brussels, 8 June 2016 – The Clean Shipping Coalition criticises container ship giant Maersk for its statement that is considers to flag out end-of-life vessels from the Danish or other European registries in order to circumvent the European Ship Recycling Regulation. The Clean… More
Platform News – Norway’s largest Pension Fund highlights human rights and environmental risks related to shipbreaking in South Asia
Brussels, 1 June 2016 – KLP commissioned the International Law and Policy Institute to write a report on the human rights and environmental risks related to the current practice of dismantling ships on beaches.
Brussels, 31 May 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents its Annual Report 2015. Check the new Annual Report to find out more about: – our findings about global shipbreaking practices in 2015, including an overview of developments on the ground and statistics on… More