Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #18

There were a total of 181 ships broken in the first quarter of 2019. Of these, 142 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia where… Read More
Published in April 10th, 2019

Platform News – Norwegian pension funds turn their attention towards Indian shipbreaking practices

Last week the Council on Ethics of the Norwegian oil pension fund (Government Pension Fund Global) announced that it will turn its attention towards Indian shipbreaking practices.… Read More
Published in March 20th, 2019

Press Release – Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Today, a fire broke out in the engine room on board a tanker, beached in Chittagong, killing two workers.  Md Jamil, 23 years old cutter man, and… Read More
Published in February 18th, 2019

Press Release – Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2018

Record-breaking 90% of end-of-life tonnage scrapped on South Asian beaches According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were… Read More
Published in January 30th, 2019

Press Release – The hypocrisy of better beaches: winners of the “Public Eye Investigation Award” shed light on shipbreaking in Alang and Swiss companies’ involvement

Belgian journalist Gie Goris, Editor in Chief of MO* Magazine, and Nicola Mulinaris, Communication and Policy Officer of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, received Public Eye’s first ever “Investigation Award”… Read More
Published in January 22nd, 2019

Press Release – Another Dutch ship owner faces huge fine for having beached a vessel

Dutch ship owner Holland Maas Scheepvaart Beheer II BV has been fined 780.000 EUR and paid a settlement of 2.2 million EUR - totaling to a price… Read More
Published in January 20th, 2019

Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform launches new website

Set for the many milestones for clean and safe ship recycling ahead of us, we are proud to announce the launch of our new website, which aims… Read More
Published in January 15th, 2019

Platform News – The European Union guides the shipping industry towards safe and clean recycling

The European Union Ship Recycling Regulation is now fully applicable. From 31 December 2018, EU-flagged commercial vessels above 500 GT must be recycled in safe and environmentally… Read More
Published in January 03rd, 2019

Platform News – Greenpeace regrets beaching of Rongdhonu (ex Rainbow Warrior II)

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform regrets that the Rongdhonu, former Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior II, has been sold for scrapping on the beaches of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Greenpeace International had… Read More
Published in November 15th, 2018

Press Release – Recent fires at Gadani yards prompt authorities to shut down all shipbreaking activities

NGOs call for the relocation of the industry to facilities equipped for safe and clean recycling On 11 October a tanker caught fire at the Gadani shipbreaking… Read More
Published in October 19th, 2018