Posts Tagged ‘NGO Shipbreaking Platform’

Conditions of shipbreaking workers in India remain appalling

Conditions of shipbreaking workers in India remain appalling
Conditions of shipbreaking workers in India remain appalling Local authorities fail in enforcing national labour laws Today, The Indian Express reveals that conditions for the shipbreaking workers at the beach of Alang, India, have not improved. Based on the findings of recent independent research carried...
December 10th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #18

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #18
.. 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 they were broken under conditions that cause irreversible damage to both human health and the environment [1]. Between...
April 10th, 2019 | Health and Safety, Reports, Safety and Security, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EU ship recyclers join voices to promote clean and safe practices

EU ship recyclers join voices to promote clean and safe practices
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 10 March 2017 – Five European ship recycling yards announced yesterday that they have joined forces to effectively raise awareness of existing best practice and the fact that there is capacity in Europe to properly recycle ships. The newly established European Ship Recyclers...
March 10th, 2017 | Environment, News, Ship Demolitions | Read More

European industry, trade unions and NGOs support the EESC’s call for a financial incentive to enhance sustainable ship recycling

European industry, trade unions and NGOs support the EESC’s call for a financial incentive to enhance sustainable ship recycling
Ingvild Jenssen Brussels, 20 October 2016 – Today, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an own initiative opinion that calls on the European Commission to introduce an incentive that will “eliminate the abuses of irresponsible ship dismantling through a system which creates...
October 20th, 2016 | Associations, European Union, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Investigative journalists catch Maersk red-handed in Alang

Investigative journalists catch Maersk red-handed in Alang
(© S Rahman) Brussels, 13 October 2016 – Investigative journalists from Danwatch today release their comprehensive report on the reality inside Shree Ram shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, where the Maersk Georgia and Maersk Wyoming are currently being dismantled. The in-depth investigations...
October 13th, 2016 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

The new lobbyist of beaching, Maersk, ignores concerns of environmental and human rights experts

The new lobbyist of beaching, Maersk, ignores concerns of environmental and human rights experts
Patrizia Heidegger Brussels, 6 October 2016 – When Maersk decided earlier this year to sell two end-of-life ships to beaching yards in Alang, India, a broad coalition of European environmental and human rights NGOs denounced the move [1]. It is expected that Maersk has to scrap at least 20 ships...
October 6th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform demands European Ship Recycling Licence

NGO Shipbreaking Platform demands European Ship Recycling Licence
Patrizia Heidegger Brussels, 5 October 2016 – In a position paper published today, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls on the European Commission, the European Parliament and Member States to support the introduction of a financial mechanism that will enhance safe and environmentally sound ship...
October 5th, 2016 | Associations, Environment, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Legambiente joins Platform’s campaign for sustainable ship recycling

Legambiente joins Platform’s campaign for sustainable ship recycling
© Andreas Ragnarsson – http:// www.andreasragnarsson.com/portfolio/ portfolio/ Brussels, 19 September 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform welcomes onboard Legambiente, its first-ever Italian member organization.  Legambiente is a non-profit association created in 1980 for the safeguard...
September 19th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #10

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #10
Brussels, 10 August 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the tenth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia, accidents,...
August 10th, 2016 | Communication, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Surge of fatal accidents in Chittagong

Surge of fatal accidents in Chittagong
(© BILS – Trade unionists visit grave of killed worker) 10 shipbreaking workers killed or severely injured in one month only Brussels,  27 June 2016 – At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents in Bangladesh in one...
June 27th, 2016 | Health and Safety, Jobs, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

UN Special Rapporteur concerned about German shipbreaking practices

UN Special Rapporteur concerned about German shipbreaking practices
Patrizia Heidegger Brussels, 26 May 2016 – In a written submission to the German Government, UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak has expressed serious concerns related to the substandard shipbreaking practices of German ship owners, in particular fatalities and toxic chemical exposure of workers...
May 26th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: Violence reaches new level…

NGO Shipbreaking Platform: Violence reaches new level…
Chittagong Medical College Hospital. Copyrights: NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 2014 Violence reaches new level: shipbreaking yards’ private security personnel fire shots and injure seven people Chittagong/Brussels,  4 April 2016 – In the morning of 28 March, shipbreaking worker Sumon was killed...
April 4th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO publishes 2015 list of all ships dismantled worldwide

NGO publishes 2015 list of all ships dismantled worldwide
Patrizia Heidegger   Ship owners found to be irresponsible: data on shipbreaking practices in 2015 reveal appalling record Herewith the full report / news from the NGO shipbreaking Platform: Read our country-specific press releases: Belgium and France | Brazil and Portugal | Germany |Greece | Italy | Japan | Spain Click here to...
February 4th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Pollution, Press and Media, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #8

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #8
Representatives of Platform member organization BILS visit workers severely injured at Shitol Enterprise at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital Brussels, 21 January 2016 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the eighth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs...
January 22nd, 2016 | Health and Safety, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls on Italian owners to stop beaching their toxic ships

NGO Shipbreaking Platform calls on Italian owners to stop beaching their toxic ships
(Photo by Adam Cohn – www. adamcohn. com – Dawn at Alang Shipyards, 2015) Brussels,  16 November 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations working to end polluting and dangerous shipbreaking, denounces...
November 16th, 2015 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7
Injured worker due to gas cylinder explosion in Chittagong yard – 5 September Brussels,  16 October 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the seventh South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and...
October 16th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, Ship Demolitions | Read More