European Policy

Platform News – Investigations ongoing after Norwegian authorities press charges against owners of Harrier

Brussels, 21 September 2017 – The HARRIER is still under arrest in Norway after its owners failed to illegally set sail for the dangerous and dirty scrapping yards in Gadani, Pakistan, last February. The owners are now forced to find a safe and… More

Platform News – NGOs maintain pressure on owners and scrap dealers of FPSO North Sea Producer

Brussels, 13 September 2017 – 16 August of last year the FPSO NORTH SEA PRODUCER was beached in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The ship was allowed to leave the UK based on the false promise that it would be further operationally used in the Tin… More

Press release – European Commission reports on feasibility of a financial instrument

Brussels, 11 August 2017 – The European Commission released its report on the viability of a financial incentive for sustainable ship recycling under the EU Ship Recycling Regulation this week.

Platform News – European institutions call on EU to address decommissioning of floating oil and gas structures

Brussels, 3 July 2017 – A joint event between the EESC and Members of the EP highlighted the paradox between the rules for the decommissioning of fixed oil platforms from the North Sea with the rules for the recycling of floating structures.

Platform News – SAVE THE DATE: “Black Gold’s Green Legacy” on 22 and 28 June 2017 in Brussels

Brussels, 8 June 2017 – The European Economic and Social Committee’s Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) and The European Parliament (EP) are organizing, with the support of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a two-part event to follow-up and consolidate earlier work on shipbreaking… More

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Press Release – Platform supports banks’ introduction of responsible ship recycling standards

Oslo, 30 May 2017 – Today, during the first day of NOR-Shipping in Oslo, Dutch banks ABN AMRO, ING Bank and NIBC, together with the Scandinavian DNB, announced that they are all introducing Responsible Ship Recycling Standards (RSRS) for their ship financing. The… More

Platform News – Worker killed when breaking the Hanjin Rome

Brussels, 18 May 2017 – Two workers lost their lives at the Chittagong shipbreaking yards in the last two weeks, bringing the total death toll this year to six workers. On 6 May, 26-year-old Shahinoor died at Jamuna Shipbreaking yard. He fell from a great height when he was breaking the HANJIN ROME.

Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2016

Brussels, 16 May 2017 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents its Annual Report 2016. Last year, at least 52 workers lost their lives on the shipbreaking beaches in South Asia. The worst explosion in the history of shipbreaking struck an oil tanker beached… More

Press Release – Controversial Tide Carrier under arrest in Norway

Brussels/Oslo, 6 April 2017 – After having been informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its member organisation Bellona that the TIDE CARRIER had been sold for illegal, dirty and dangerous scrapping to a South Asian beaching facility, the Norwegian environmental authorities arrested the ship on Tuesday 5 April.

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Platform News – EU ship recyclers join voices to promote clean and safe practices

Brussels, 10 March 2017 – Five European ship recycling yards announced yesterday that they have joined forces to effectively raise awareness of existing best practice and the fact that there is capacity in Europe to properly recycle ships. The newly established European Ship… More