Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #3

Brussels, 9 October 2014 - The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the third South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia, accidents, recent on-the-ground, legislative and political developments including our activities in South Asia we aim to inform the public about the negative impacts of substandard shipbreaking practices as well as positive steps aimed at the realisation of environmental justice and the protection of workers’ rights.

In this third edition of the update we inform amongst others about a fatal accident onboard the German owned ship KING JUSTUS; growing opposition against dirty and dangerous shipbreaking in Kerala, India; and the lack of medical treatment for injured workers and ongoing court case by BELA in Bangladesh. This edition also includes two case stories from our field visit to Chittagong in September. So far this year 515 ships have ended up on the beaches of South Asia causing this third quarter the death of at least 4 workers – bringing the total death toll so far this year to 21 workers.

Download the South Asia Quarterly Update #3 here

Previous updates:
* Download #1 (April 2014) here
* Download #2 (July 2014) here