1 February 2016 – The Appellate Division froze a High Court order that suspended the industries ministry’s permission to the Association of Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (ASRB) for importing and recycling old ships.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha issued the stay order on Monday disposing of a petition filed by ASRB. Association lawyer Shahriar Kabir said after the latest order, there is no bar to importing, breaking, and processing of rundown ships.
The industries ministry awarded ASRB the permission in December last year to import, break, and process old ships. A High Court bench stayed the permission on Jan 5 this year for three months after the Ship Breakers Association challenged its legality, according to bdnews24.com.