NGO Shipbreaking Platform Annual Report 2011 (April 2012)


Abstract

“Our work is far from over. More than 40 young men lost their lives on the shipbreaking beaches in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in 2011. More than 200 European ships were sent for breaking on the beaches of South Asia in 2011, and the number of ships broken is expected to peak in 2012. The need for the NGO Shipbreaking Platform to continue to counterbalance arguments from a strong shipping industry not used to being held accountable for its substandard practices is, more than ever, crucial.”