Platform Documents – Letters to authorities and companies

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1 March 2016 Letter to the Ministry of Environment of Andalusia (Spain) about recycling of navy vessels in Spain

10 February 2016Letter to Italian ship owner Cafiero Mattioli about vessels broken in South Asia and adoption of a ship recycling policy

9 February 2016 Letter to the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment about recycling of navy vessels in Spain

4 November 2015 – Letters to Italian shipping companies about vessels broken in South Asia and adoption of ship recycling policies

- Letter to Italian ship owner Grimaldi Group

- Letter to Italian ship owner Vittorio Bogazzi & Figli

- Letter to Italian ship owner Ignazio Messina

7 September 2015 – POLSTEAM

- Letter to EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella about Polish (government-owned) shipping company Polsteam having sent 13 ships to South Asia for breaking since 2009

- Letter to the CEO of Polsteam, Paweł SZYNKARUK, in English and in Polish

- Letter to the Polish government in English and in Polish

23 June 2015Letter to Kaspars Gerhards, Latvian Minister for Environmental Protection and Regional Development, concerning the TAC meeting (Friday 26 June) on the European Ship Recycling Regulation
>>The same letter was sent to the Environment Ministers of all 28 Member States

10 April 2015Letter to EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella about European-owned vessels broken on the beaches in South Asia in 2014 and the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s new Flags of Convenience report

20 March 2015Letter to Stefan Wenzel, Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Policy in Lower Saxony, Germany (Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz) about shipping investments at NordLB

26 January 2015 – Letter to the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation about the situation in the shipbreaking yards of Bangladesh
>> 2 February 2015 – Response from the IMO to our letter of concerns

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6 November 2014 – Letter to the Italian Environment Minister and relevant authorities supporting the development of a ship recycling yard in Piombino, Italy

25 July 2014 - Letter sent to Julio Garcia Burgues, Head of the Waste Management & Recycling Unit at DG ENVI, as well as the Malta Environment and Planning Authority regarding the imminent illegal export of the end-of-life vessel “King Julius” from Malta to India

27 June 2014 - Letter to Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation about project “Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling in Bangladesh”

May-June 2014 - Letters to Environment authorities about the export for dismantling in India of the toxic ship Global Spirit

- 19 May 2014 – Letter to Idris GÜLLÜCE, Turkish Minister of Environment

- 22 May 2014 – Letter to Isabel GARCIA TEJERINA, Spanish Minister of Environment

- 22 May 2014 – Letter to Ségolène ROYAL, French Minister of Environment

- 22 May 2014 – Letter to Janez POTOČNIK, EU Commissioner for Environment

- 28 May 2014 – Letter to Owen PATERSON, British secretary of state for Environment

- 2 June 2014 – Letter to Joke SCHAUVLIEGE, Flemish Minister of Environment

5 May 2014 Letter to Italian Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti about the dismantling of the Costa Concordia and the minimization of risks in Italian

23 April 2014 - Letter to Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina concerning the abduction of Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique: Demand for immediate, thorough, effective and impartial investigation and protection of human rights defenders

14 February 2014 – Letter to the Icelandic Minister of Environment concerning three vessels landed in Iceland for breaking

3 February 2014 – Letter to EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik and EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas following the publication of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s 2013 list of European ships dumped on South Asian beaches
>> Copies were sent to Members of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament and Environmental attachés of the Member States Permanent Representations to the EU

24 May 2013Letter to Irish Environment Ministry about the trilogue negotiations for a European Regulation on ship recycling 
>>Copies sent to Environment Ministries of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic,  Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, ItalyLatvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK

22 October 2012Letter to European Commission about possible export of the Northern Vitality from Bulgaria
>> 27 November 2012 – Answer from EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik

17 October 2012Letter to Bulgarian government about possible illegal export of the Northern Vitality

9 October 2012Letter to the Brussels-based Environment attachés of the 27 Member States (Permanent Representations to the EU) about the European Commission Proposal on ship recycling

6 September 2012Letter to German government about possible illegal export of the Northern Vitality

6 September 2012Letter to European Commission about possible illegal export of the Northern Vitality from Germany
>> 10 October 2012 – Answer from the European Commission DG Environment Waste Management Unit

November 2011Letter to French government about the SeaFrance Renoir and the SeaFrance Cézanne

8 February 2011Petition letter signed by European citizens sent to Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik

27 January 2011Platform letter to the Bangladeshi Prime Minister to raise concern about IMO donation destined to fund workers training

4 January 2011Platform letter to the Bangladesh Prime Minister to stop dumping of toxic ships, signed by 41 organisations

1 October 2010Warning letter to Swedish Stena vessels owner

7 May 2010Letter on illegal export of the vessel Onyx to the Minister of the Environment of Finland, Ms Paula Lehtomaki

28 June 2006Letter to German Senator Neumeyer concerning the illegal export of SS Norway/Blue Lady