Clipper Concord

Clipper Concord (2000 – 2015 )

IMO: 9232319
Flag: Bahamas
Country of ownership: Denmark
Destination yard: Alang, India

Clipper, a Danish shipping company, sold a ship for breaking that ended up in an Indian shipbreaking yard in January 2015. The “Clipper Concord” was a 14-year-old general cargo ship that had most recently sailed in African and Caribbean waters. The Platform was alerted about the fate of the ship in December 2014 when Ekstra Bladet, a Danish daily newspaper, contacted us about the sale. The Platform contacted Clipper on 16 December, asking for clarifications about their decision to sell their ship to a notorious polluted site. An exchange of emails followed, which soon revealed that the CEO of the Clipper Group was genuinely convinced that Alang was a safer choice.

For more information, read our blog post about shipbreaking in India:

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