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
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
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
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
23 November 2015 – “Opphugging av skip i Bangladesh” Interview with Ms Rizwana Hasan on national Norwegian tv NRK.
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
(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
(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
20 May 2015 – French TV channel France 2 broadcast a report about the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong during its prime time news programme.
(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