Archive for the ‘Ship Demolitions’ Category

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

Fire on board Greek tanker kills two shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh
… Chittagong, 18 February 2019 – 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 Bipul lost their lives while scrapping the ship GREEK WARRIOR (IMO 9191412) at Shagorika Ship Breaking Yard. According...
February 18th, 2019 | Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Turkey ratifies ship recycling convention

Turkey ratifies ship recycling convention
Turkey, one of the five major ship recycling countries in the world, has ratified the IMO Hong Kong Convention, the treaty for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling. The Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009, covers the design, construction,...
January 31st, 2019 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

The hypocrisy of better beaches: winners of the “Public Eye Investigation Award” shed light on shipbreaking in Alang

The hypocrisy of better beaches: winners of the “Public Eye Investigation Award” shed light on shipbreaking in Alang
.. Brussels, 22 January 2019 – 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” for their research on the shipbreaking business. Gie...
January 22nd, 2019 | Ship Demolitions | Read More

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

Another Dutch ship owner faces huge fine for having beached a vessel
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 20 January 2019 – 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 tag of almost 3 million EUR – for having beached a ship for scrapping in India. In 2013, Holland...
January 20th, 2019 | Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Ship Demolitions | Read More

First non-EU ship recycling yards join EU List of approved facilities

First non-EU ship recycling yards join EU List of approved facilities
… LEYAL and LEYAL-DEMTAS join the EU list following independent verification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) 13 December 2018 – The European Commission published the fourth version of the ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’ last week, adding six new yards, taking the total up...
December 13th, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Ship Demolitions | Read More

FONASBA elects first Arab and North African President

FONASBA elects first Arab and North African President
Aziz Mantrach, FONASBA President for 2018 to 2021 As it approaches its 50th year, FONASBA has demonstrated increasing global reach by appointing the first President from an Arabic and North African country. Aziz Mantrach, Partner and General Managing Director of Transports Marocaines S.A. of Casablanca,...
October 31st, 2018 | Associations, Chartering, Person Profiles, Sales and Purchases, Ship Agencies, Ship Demolitions | Read More

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

Recent fires at Gadani yards prompt authorities to shut down all shipbreaking activities
Shipbreaking Workers Union and NTUF jointly organized a protest rally in Gadani against the increase in accidents and the closure of the yards NGOs call for the relocation of the industry to facilities equipped for safe and clean recycling Brussels/Islamabad, 19 October 2018 – On 11 October a...
October 19th, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #17
.. Brussels, 17 October 2018 – 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 dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between July and September, three workers have lost their lives when breaking ships in Alang, India....
October 17th, 2018 | Environment, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Investigations on the Harrier tighten as it reaches Turkey for recycling

Investigations on the Harrier tighten as it reaches Turkey for recycling
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 29 August 2018 – 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 the Harrier to Pakistan for scrapping. Aqualis Offshore issued...
August 29th, 2018 | Charity, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #16

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #16
… Brussels, 25 July 2018 – 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 dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. Between April and June, 6 workers have lost their lives and 7 workers have been severely injured...
July 25th, 2018 | Associations, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The Recycling of Ships

The Recycling of Ships
Dr Nikos Mikelis The Recycling of Ships. A major analysis by Nikos Mikelis  By James Brewer  Shipping industry chiefs will need to continue to support and to channel their business to demolition yards that are investing in improved standards, until governments finally bring into force the standards...
July 19th, 2018 | Books, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list

European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list
Martin Dorsman European Shipowners encourage the European Commission to have sufficient recycling capacity on the EU approved ship recycling yards list All vessels sailing under an EU flag will eventually be required to use an approved ship recycling facility, once the EU Ship Recycling Regulation effectively...
June 22nd, 2018 | European Union, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform News – South Asian trade unions assert their rights

NGO Shipbreaking Platform News – South Asian trade unions assert their rights
… Brussels, 4 May 2018 – In Chittagong, Bangladesh, on the International Labour Day of 1 May, the Platform member organisation YPSA brought together shipbreaking workers for a demonstration to claim their right for a healthy and safe workplace. OSHE, another Platform member, and YPSA also...
May 4th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Shipping Market: a technical analysis

Shipping Market: a technical analysis
Constandinos Karikoglou In Wall street, traders will fight daily for new information to trade on. The traders who trade first on the new information are expected to make more on the long run, closing their positions happily, only little after the big crowds follow in to buy the stock. Information is...
May 3rd, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce | Read More

HRAS News: Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform

HRAS News: Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform
… Update on Shipbreaking in South Asia from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform 1st of May 2018 Brussels. There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking. So far this year, 10 workers have...
May 2nd, 2018 | Claims, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #15

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #15
Brussels, 27 April 2018 – There were a total of 206 ships broken in the first quarter of 2018. Of these, 152 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking [1]. So far this year, 10 workers have lost their lives and 2 workers have been severely injured when breaking...
April 27th, 2018 | Environment, Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way

The BDI@1,117: uncertainty, volatility, shock and awe… on the way
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost nine points earlier on today  and now reads 1,117 points amid an approaching shock and awe in the markets and geopolitics; John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers lost six points with the BCI standing at 1,191 points… The Panamaxes’ BPI from the 40...
March 27th, 2018 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics

The BDI@1,126 amid worsening Geopolitics
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four vital points earlier on today thanks to the Capes mini surge. Geopolitics have already rocked the boat. John Faraclas’ brief daily recap: The BDI gained four points but in general remains grounded. The Capers’ BCI was up 40 points at 1,197… Losses...
March 26th, 2018 | Chartering, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, Markets, Military, News, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Reports, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

NGOs welcome groundbreaking judgment

NGOs welcome groundbreaking judgment
.. Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships Brussels/Rotterdam, 15 March 2018 – Today, a Rotterdam District Court sentenced, on the basis of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, shipping company Seatrade for the illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping on the beaches of South Asia. The...
March 15th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Legal, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Palau supports the responsible final voyage

Palau supports the responsible final voyage
… The world’s SMART flag – Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) – has been one of the major sponsors of the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum that took place in Hamburg, Germany from 7-8 March 2018. The event attracted those involved in ship, rig and offshore vessel recycling and offered...
March 12th, 2018 | Environment, Flags, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGOs respond to legal threats by shipbreaking industry and withdraw from industry conference

NGOs respond to legal threats by shipbreaking industry and withdraw from industry conference
Ingvild Jenssen Hamburg, 7 March 2018 – On Monday, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, an international coalition of labour, human rights and environmental organisations, withdrew their participation from the TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum that starts today in Hamburg. This is in response to a letter...
March 7th, 2018 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The BDI gets stuck into snow… and geopolitics in the cupboard

The BDI gets stuck into snow… and geopolitics in the cupboard
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained four points thanks to the  Supras and Handies; at 1,192 points same remains stuck …in the snow… Geopolitics’ cupboard is full of skeletons; CAUTION. John Faraclas daily recap: The Capers’ BCI was down 35 points and now stands at 1,560… The...
February 28th, 2018 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, Reports, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Weather | Read More

Smart people for smart shipping

Smart people for smart shipping
l to r: Dr. Martin Stopford, Jemima Harris, Dr. Kirsi Tikka and Sue Terpilowski Having looked at various topics of interest in recent months such as China’s emerging One Belt, One Road strategy and the growth of renewables in the global energy mix, Clarksons’ latest special seminar turned its attention...
February 23rd, 2018 | Chartering, Classification Societies, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, LNG, Markets, Oil Industry, Ship Demolitions, Statistics, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide revealing Human Rights abuses and Environmental Damage

NGO Shipbreaking Platform Publishes List of Ships Dismantled Worldwide revealing Human Rights abuses and Environmental Damage
Brussels, 20 January 2018. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today its List of Ships dismantled worldwide in 2017 in tidal beaches of South East Asia revealing the shipping industry’s irresponsible shipbreaking practices and a series of human rights and labour abuses, including loss of life,...
February 21st, 2018 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Dutch prosecutors press criminal charges against Seatrade

Dutch prosecutors press criminal charges against Seatrade
Ingvild Jenssen Managers risk prison sentences and hefty fines for the illegal sale of end-of-life ships Brussels/Rotterdam, 15 February 2018 – For the first time in Europe, Public Prosecutors are bringing criminal charges against a ship owner – Seatrade – for having sold vessels to scrap yards...
February 13th, 2018 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More