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
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
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
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
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
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
26 October 2014- Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch The images from Chittagong, Bangladesh were filmed by German TV channel ZDF. The documentary shows Patrizia Heidegger, Executive Director of the Platform, and Shahin, Platform coordinator in Bangladesh from member organisation YPSA, as they meet with… More
2 May 2014- Where ships go to die The images from Chittagong, Bangladesh were filmed by National Geographic. Shahin, Platform coordinator in Bangladesh from member organisation YPSA is interviewed by the NG team.
16 September 2013 – News report by Austrian TV ORF about the recycling of the Costa Concordia in Italy and the shipbreaking yards of South Asia. The images from Gadani, Pakistan were filmed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform in December 2012. The news… More
In this TV report, Canadian journalists Ross Lord and Nick Logan from GlobalTV meet Leo Gaulton, a former shipbreaking yard worker in Newfoundland, Canada. Mr Gaulton got cancer following his exposure to the hazardous materials embedded in the ships he helped dismantle. A group of activists is now trying to help others like him get compensation for their work-related illnesses.