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

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17

There were a total of 113 ships broken in the third quarter of 2018. Of these, 79 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for… Read More
Published in October 17th, 2018

Press Release – Europe has capacity to recycle its ships, new data shows – yet shipowners want to use dangerous, polluting yards abroad

Ship recycling yards approved by the EU will have enough capacity to handle demand from EU-flagged ships that need to be scrapped, a new analysis shows. The… Read More
Published in September 24th, 2018

Press Release – Investigations on the Harrier tighten as it reaches Turkey for recycling

Norwegian press DN revealed this summer that Aqualis Offshore and insurance company Skuld Maritime Agency are under investigation for their involvement in the attempt to illegally export… Read More
Published in August 29th, 2018

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #16

There were a total of 220 ships broken in the second quarter of 2018. Of these, 169 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for… Read More
Published in July 25th, 2018

Platform News – Shipping industry presses to undermine European Ship Recycling Regulation

On Monday, the EU member states’ experts on ship recycling met in Brussels to discuss the latest developments, six months ahead of the application of the 2013… Read More
Published in June 20th, 2018

Press Release – NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2017

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents its Annual Report 2017.   The NGO Shipbreaking Platform works to ensure that vessels are recycled without causing harm to workers and… Read More
Published in June 07th, 2018

Platform News – Problems of shipbreaking presented at the 2018 Vicino/Lontano Festival

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is grateful to have participated in the 2018 Vicino/Lontano Festival, which was held from 10 May to 13 May in Udine, Italy. The… Read More
Published in May 18th, 2018