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.


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

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De Correspondent – Hoe 32 multinationals het illegaal dumpen van schepen tegengaan

(Written by Dick Wittenberg) Access the original article 25 March 2015 – Wat krijgen we nou? Tweeëndertig multinationals veroordelen het dumpen van schepen op de stranden van Zuidoost-Azië vanwege de rampzalige gevolgen voor milieu en volksgezondheid? Elf van hen waarschuwen scheepvaartmaatschappijen waarmee ze… More

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Die Zeit – Für Mohsin ist es zu spät

(Written by Felix Wadewitz) Download the original article 19 March 2015 – Eine Hamburger Reederei entsorgt ein altes Schif in Bangladesch – wenig später stirbt dort ein junger Arbeiter Es war nur eine Rand­notiz. 15 tote Arbeiter,umgekommen auf denAbwrackwerften Asiens,meldete das maritimeBranchenblattwinds»Einer der… More


Russia Today – Scrapped

13 March 2015 – Scrapped Chittagong is Bangladesh’s second largest city and the heart of the country’s lucrative shipbreaking industry. RTD investigates appalling working conditions and human rights violations in the shipbreaking yards. With no health and safety provisions or proper training, employees… More


Bloomberg – Changing Flags to Use India’s Ship Graveyard

(Written by Anurag Kotoky) Access the original article 12 February 2015 – The container ship MV Justus, built in 1995 by Polish shipyard Gdynia Stocznia, spent most of its 19 years plying the seas with a European pedigree. It was first owned by… More

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VICE – Where Giant Cargo Ships Go to Die

5 February 2015- Where Giant Cargo Ships Go to Die There aren’t too many places left in the world where the practice of ship breaking—scrapping old ships for metal—can still exist. These days, environmental and labor regulations in the developed world have displaced… More