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

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #12

128 ships were sold for scrap to the South Asian beaches in the first quarter of 2017 [1]. Eleven workers were killed and at least four additional… Read More
Published in April 25th, 2017

Press Release – Controversial Tide Carrier under arrest in Norway

Attempt to illegally export the ship to Pakistan revealed After having been informed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform and its member organisation Bellona that the TIDE CARRIER… Read More
Published in April 06th, 2017

Platform News – EU ship recyclers join voices to promote clean and safe practices

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… Read More
Published in March 10th, 2017

Press Release – EU’s leverage & insurance policy on dirty shipping needed

Environmental NGOs call upon the EU to effectively regulate ship borne pollution From dangerous emissions in ports to hazardous scrapping on South Asian beaches, European shipping companies… Read More
Published in February 28th, 2017