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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

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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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NDR – Die NordLB und die letzte Reise der “King Justus”

(Written by Jürgen Webermann (ARD-Studio Neu Delhi) and Peter Hornung (NDR Info)) Access the original article 4 February 2015 – Es sollte eine gute Geldanlage werden, doch am Ende sind ein Mensch tot und viele andere ihr Geld los. Die “King Justus”, ein… More

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Deutsche Welle – Shipbreaking: “Recycling a ship is always dangerous.”

(Written by Gönna Ketels) Access the original article 30 December 2014 – Young Bangladeshi shipbreaker Alamgir puts his life at risk every day. Patrizia Heidegger, of NGO Shipbreaking Platform, tells Life Links how it is trying to help people like him get better… More

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Politiken – Rederi dropper at sende skibe til ophugning på berygtet strand

Access the original article 22 December 2014 – Baron Wedell-Wedellborgs rederier får en formel ophugningspolitik – slut med flere skibe til berygtet indisk strand. Baron Johan Wedell-Wedellborgs rederier i Weco Group med adresse på Strandvejen i Rungsted sender ikke flere skibe til farlig… More

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Ekstra Bladet – Dansk skib sendt til døds-strand

(Written by Thomas Gösta Svensson and Kristian Kornø) Access the original article 17 December 2014 – Stenrige danske rederier sender i jagten på profit skibe til skrotning på den berygtede indiske strand Alang, hvor hundredvis af arbejdere har mistet livet under slavelignende forhold…. More

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ZDF – Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch

Access the original article 26 October 2014 – Strandidylle ist anders: Am Strand von Chittagong in Bangladesch werden Millionen Dollar gemacht – mit rostigem Stahl alter Tanker. Auch deutsche Reeder machen mit – obwohl sie offiziell gar nicht dürfen. Die Gewinne sind hoch,… More

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DW – Hapag-Lloyd alters scrapping policy, citing ethics

(Written by Hardy Graupner) Access the original article 11 August 2014 – German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has changed its policy on the sale of old vessels. Its “old ladies” will now be sent to specialized docks for scrapping instead of trading them in… More

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VICE – The Deadly Shipbreaking Yards of Chittagong

(Written by Liza Jansen) Access the original article 6 August 2014 – 34-year-old Massood is skinny, but muscular. His hands and arms are dotted with deep, jagged scars, the so-called “Chittagong tattoos”. From the look in his eyes you can tell he is… More