Platform News – Global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, became… Read More
Published in December 12th, 2019

Press Release – Conditions of shipbreaking workers in India remain appalling

Local authorities fail in enforcing national labour laws Today, The New Indian Express reveals that conditions for the shipbreaking workers at the beach of Alang, India, have… Read More
Published in December 10th, 2019

Press Release – NGOs win FPSO North Sea Producer case

Bangladesh Court denounces illegalities and lack of transparency in shipbreaking sector On 14 November the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh declared the import,… Read More
Published in November 19th, 2019

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #20

There were a total of 122 ships broken in the third quarter of 2019. Of these, 73 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for… Read More
Published in October 15th, 2019

Press Release – Documentary reveals SBM’s toxic trade of ships in Alang

Dutch program Zembla recently released their investigation on SBM Offshore’s shipbreaking practices in South Asia. In a documentary shown on Dutch television, and now available on YouTube, Zembla reconstructs… Read More
Published in September 17th, 2019

Platform News – SAVE THE DATE: “With Bare Hands” on 3 October 2019 in Brussels

Want to learn more about where our toxic waste ends up? What efforts are being made to stop it from causing harm to communities and the environment… Read More
Published in September 11th, 2019

Press Release – Two fatal accidents at Indian yards under EU scrutiny

According to local media, two workers recently died on the shipbreaking beach of Alang, India. Two separate accidents took place at well-known scrapping yards that have applied… Read More
Published in September 10th, 2019

Press Release – NGOs release new report on North Sea oil and gas recycling

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform released today a research report titled “Recycling Outlook: Decommissioning of North Sea Floating Oil & Gas Units” during a seminar held in Oslo,… Read More
Published in September 05th, 2019

Press Release – Accident on board Greek ship kills two and injures thirteen

Two deaths and thirteen severe injuries. This is the toll of victims following yet another accident at the shipbreaking beach of Chattogram, Bangladesh. The accident occurred in… Read More
Published in September 03rd, 2019

Press Release – Worker dies at Kabir Steel’s shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh

Yesterday, cutter man Shahidul lost his life while working at Kabir Steel’s Khawja shipbreaking yard in Chattogram (f.k.a. Chittagong), Bangladesh. According to local sources, Shahidul was cutting… Read More
Published in July 24th, 2019