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 – 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
Press Release – NGOs denounce dangerous working conditions after four shipbreaking workers are killed
Greek and Russian shipping companies had both sold old vessels to the shipbreaking yard (Pictured: four of the eight workers hospitalised for their burn injuries sustained on 5 September) Brussels, 14 September 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls for urgent action to… More
10 September 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations, welcomes its new partner organisation from Turkey, Istanbul Health and Safety Labor Watch (IHSLW) – İstanbul İşçi Sağlığı ve İş Güvenliği (ISIG) Meclisi. The Platform… More
Press Release – NGOs call on Polish state owned shipping company Polsteam to stop beaching its toxic ships
Brussels, 8 September 2015 – Environmental, human and labour rights organisations denounce Polish government-owned shipping company POLSTEAM for its poor shipbreaking practices and call upon POLSTEAM to take the necessary action concerning its ship recycling practices as a matter of urgency. The NGO… More