BBC News – ‘Toxic ship’ MV Asia Union leaves Bangladeshi waters

(Written by Anbarasan Ethirajan)

29 September 2011 – The suspected toxic ship MV Asia Union, which last week sought to enter Bangladesh, left the country’s waters in the last few days, officials say.

The ship’s agents wanted permission for the Chinese-owned vessel to be dismantled in Bangladesh.

But officials last week told the coast guard to turn it back after complaints that it may contain harmful chemicals and pose a health and safety threat.

Bangladesh has become one of the world’s leading ship-breaking nations.