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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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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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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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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

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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

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NDR – Verschrottung der “King Justus” in Indien

4 February 2015 – Das Containerschiff “King Justus” fuhr geradewegs in die Pleite. Bei seiner Verschrottung in Indien kam ein Mann ums Leben. Welche Rolle spielte die NordLB in Hannover dabei? Click here to access the video online

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3sat – Auf dem Tankerfriedhof

8 January 2015- Auf dem Tankerfriedhof Images from Chittagong, Bangladesh, which were filmed by a team from German TV channel ZDF and used for their documentary “Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch”, were given to channel 3sat to edit a short piece. The documentary shows… More

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Deutsche Welle – #headabovewater – “My heart was broken at the beginning of my life.”

30 December 2014 – #headabovewater – “My heart was broken at the beginning of my life.” The images from Chittagong, Bangladesh were filmed by German media Deutsche Welle. Every day, around 20,000 workers risk their lives in the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong, Bangladesh…. More

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Deutsche Welle – #headabovewater: Shipbreaker: “We shouted for help but nobody heard us.”

30 December 2014 – #headabovewater – Shipbreaker: “We shouted for help but nobody heard us.” The images from Chittagong, Bangladesh were filmed by German media Deutsche Welle. Accidents are common in the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong. And very often, those who get hurt… More

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Deutsche Welle – #headabovewater – Bangladesh: Breaking bodies, one ship at a time

30 December 2014 – #headabovewater – Bangladesh: Breaking bodies, one ship at a time The images from Chittagong, Bangladesh were filmed by German media Deutsche Welle. The Bengali city of Chittagong is a graveyard for cargo vessels. Alamgir works at a shipbreaking yard… More