Platform News – Investigations ongoing after Norwegian authorities press charges against owners of Harrier

The HARRIER is still under arrest in Norway after its owners failed to illegally set sail for the dangerous and dirty scrapping yards in Gadani, Pakistan, last… Read More
Published in September 21st, 2017

Platform News – NGOs maintain pressure on owners and scrap dealers of FPSO North Sea Producer

16 August of last year the FPSO NORTH SEA PRODUCER was beached in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The ship was allowed to leave the UK based on the false… Read More
Published in September 13th, 2017

Press Release – European commission reports on feasibility of a financial instrument

NGOs urge that it is necessary to hold the shipping industry accountable The European Commission released its report on the viability of a financial incentive for sustainable… Read More
Published in August 11th, 2017

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #13

There were a total of 210 ships broken in the second quarter of 2017. 158 of these ships ended up on South Asian beaches for dirty and… Read More
Published in July 12th, 2017

Platform News – European institutions call on EU to address decommissioning of floating oil and gas structures

A joint event between the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and three Green Members of the European Parliament highlighted the paradox between the strict rules under… Read More
Published in July 03rd, 2017

Press Release – Brazilian government asked to stop dumping toxic ships on South Asian beaches

NGOs and trade unions criticize Petrobras’ end-of-life fleet management The Brazilian CONTTMAF trade union federation and its member SINDMAR [1] have recently criticized the shipbreaking practices of… Read More
Published in June 15th, 2017

Platform News – SAVE THE DATE: “Black Gold’s Green Legacy” on 22 and 28 June 2017 in Brussels

The European Economic and Social Committee's Consultative Commission on Industrial Change (CCMI) and The European Parliament (EP) are organizing, with the support of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform,… Read More
Published in June 08th, 2017

Press Release – Platform supports banks’ introduction of responsible ship recycling standards

And another worker dies in May at Chittagong yard with an appalling accident record Today, during the first day of NOR-Shipping in Oslo, Dutch banks ABN AMRO,… Read More
Published in May 30th, 2017

Platform News – Worker killed when breaking the Hanjin Rome

And another worker dies in May at Chittagong yard with an appalling accident record   Two workers lost their lives at the Chittagong shipbreaking yards in the… Read More
Published in May 18th, 2017

Platform News – NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents Annual Report 2016

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform presents its Annual Report 2016. Last year, at least 52 workers lost their lives on the shipbreaking beaches in South Asia. The worst… Read More
Published in May 16th, 2017