3sat – Auf dem Tankerfriedhof

8 January 2015- Auf dem Tankerfriedhof

Images from Chittagong, Bangladesh, which were filmed by a team from German TV channel ZDF and used for their documentary “Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch”, were given to channel 3sat to edit a short piece.

The documentary shows Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director of the Platform, and Shahin, Platform coordinator in Bangladesh from member organisation YPSA, as they meet with shipbreaking workers who were injured while working on end-of-life ships. Some of the workers are still children, although it is illegal for children to work in hazardous industries in Bangladesh.

“Abwracken in der EU ist vielen zu teuer: Viele alte Schiffe landen zum billigen Verschrotten in Bangladesch. Sicherheits- und Umweltstandards sind dort niedrig, eine Unfallversicherung gibt es nicht.”

Click here to watch the documentary by 3sat (in German)