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La Stampa – Pochi controlli e costi ridotti, le navi italiane demolite in India

Written by Roberto Giovannini Access the original article 24 October 2016 – Voi non lo sapete, ma l’aliscafo o il traghetto che vi portò in vacanza venti anni fa non naviga più. Anche se i proprietari e gli armatori sanno benissimo che non… More

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Los Angeles Times – Adult and underage workers risk their lives in Bangladesh’s rising ship-breaking industry

Written by Shashank Bengali Access the original article 9 March 2016 – In late November, a 52,000-ton barge eased into this ramshackle port on the Bay of Bengal and came to rest on a wide, muddy beach. After nearly four decades crisscrossing the… More

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Deutsche Welle – Ship recycling is risky work in Bangladesh

21 January 2016 – #headabovewater – “Ship recycling is risky work in Bangladesh.” In shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh, poorly paid workers dismantle giant tankers or ocean liners by hand. They are regularly exposed to hazardous substances like asbestos and lead. International controls are… More

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L’Espresso – Demolizione delle navi, le accuse della Ong alle compagnie italiane

Written by Luciana Grosso Access the original article 12 January 2016 – Le navi Grimaldi, quelle Ignazio Messina e di Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli: ecco i nomi delle tre compagnie navali italiane finite nella lista nera della Ngo Shipbreaking Platform, gruppo ambientalista che… More

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NRK TV – Opphugging av skip i Bangladesh

23 November 2015 – “Opphugging av skip i Bangladesh” Interview with Ms Rizwana Hasan on national Norwegian tv NRK.

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OSHE – Struggle for Decent Work At Bangladeshi Ship Breaking

16 November 2015 – Struggle for Decent Work At Bangladeshi Ship Breaking 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… More

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Süddeutsche Zeitung – Gestrandet

(Written by Caspar Dohmen) Access the original article 4 September 2015 – Es soll fairer zugehen beim Entsorgen alter Schiffe. Einige Reeder übernehmen mehr Verantwortung. Aber die meisten machen weiter wie bisher – ganz legal. Einblicke in die Hölle von Gadani. Am Strand… More

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Bloomberg View – Cleaning Up Graveyards of Steel

(Written by Adam Minter) Access the original article 31 July 2015 – For decades, the dangerous and polluting ship-breaking yards that stretch for six miles along the beaches of Alang, India, successfully resisted the efforts of activists and foreign governments to shut them… More

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France 2 – Les coulisses du plus grand cimetière de bateaux du monde

20 May 2015 – French TV channel France 2 broadcast a report about the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong during its prime time news programme.

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Reuters – EU to ban owners from scrapping ships on South Asian beaches

(Written by Robert-Jan Bartunek) Access the original article 31 March 2015 – European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia —… More