Press Release – NGOs call upon authorities to sanction illegal exports of cruises

The cruise sector has been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many ship owners forced to file bankruptcy or take steps to reduce operating expenses, including… Read More
Published in March 26th, 2021

Press Release – Turkish EU-listed yards shaken by two fatal accidents

NGOs call upon EU to investigate both In the last four months, the Turkish ship recycling industry has been hit by two serious accidents. Two workers lost… Read More
Published in February 09th, 2021

Press Release – Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2020

The shipping industry continues to exploit workers and the environment for profit According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 630 ocean-going commercial ships… Read More
Published in February 02nd, 2021

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #24

In this quarterly publication, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of accidents that took place on… Read More
Published in January 14th, 2021

Platform News – Protecting watchdogs across the EU: proposal for an EU anti-SLAPP law

A coalition of non-governmental organisations from across Europe has been working over the past years to raise awareness and urge policy makers to protect public interest watchdogs… Read More
Published in December 01st, 2020

Press Release – Norwegian ship owner sentenced to prison

Georg Eide convicted for having aided cash buyer in attempt to illegally export toxic ship Last Friday, the Sunnhordland District Court in Norway sentenced ship owner Georg… Read More
Published in December 01st, 2020

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #23

There were a total of 170 ships broken in the third quarter of 2020. Of these, 110 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia, where,… Read More
Published in October 30th, 2020

Platform News – Platform welcomes new Indonesian partner organisation

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition of environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations, welcomes the Nexus Foundation for Environmental, Health, and Development, also known as Nexus3… Read More
Published in October 08th, 2020

Press Release – Prosecutor launches investigation after Icelandic journalists shed light on illegal export of toxic ships to India

Cash buyer GMS once again under the spotlight Icelandic program Kveikur released yesterday an investigation on the murky sale of two ships owned by Icelandic company Eimskip.… Read More
Published in September 25th, 2020

Press Release – NGOs call EU’s intent to export toxic ships to developing countries illegal and contrary to aims of Green Deal

The Basel Action Network (BAN), the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Greenpeace, and the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, leading organisations active in the pursuit of preventing the environmental injustice… Read More
Published in September 23rd, 2020