Press Release – Ship owner and two directors fined by Dutch Court for breaching EU waste law

Last week, a judgment was handed down by a Rotterdam Court in the Netherlands, convicting the Dutch shipping company Jumbo and two of its directors for their… Read More
Published in July 13th, 2023

Press Release – Petrobras to recycle offshore unit in Brazil for the first time

Petrobras, the major Brazilian energy company, has achieved a significant milestone in its new commitment to sustainable ship recycling with the successful conclusion of the auction for… Read More
Published in July 10th, 2023

Press Release – NGOs call on the Netherlands to push for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of FSO Safer

As the operations for the removal of the oil on-board the decaying Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessel SAFER are taking place off the coast of Yemen,… Read More
Published in July 05th, 2023

Press Release – NGOs warn that Hong Kong Convention will fail to ensure sustainable ship recycling

Treaty to continue toxic business-as-usual on the 
beaches of South Asia while undermining efforts for reform The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Hong Kong International Convention for the… Read More
Published in July 04th, 2023

Press Release – Human rights and environmental NGOs urge UNDP to ensure the clean and safe recycling of FSO Safer

In a letter addressed to the UNDP, the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), the Basel Action Network (BAN), and the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, representing a global coalition of… Read More
Published in June 15th, 2023

Press Release – NGOs organise event on sustainable maritime transport on 31 May in Lisbon

On 31 May, between 2PM and 7:30PM, the NGOs ZERO, Sciaena, NGO Shipbreaking Platform and Circular Economy Portugal are organising the conference “Waves of change: towards circular… Read More
Published in May 17th, 2023

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #33

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 May 03rd, 2023

Press Release – Local residents rally against shipbreaking operation in Union Bay, British Columbia

Local residents marched last Sunday at Union Bay, traditional unceded territory of First Nations within Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, to protest against the dirty and dangerous… Read More
Published in May 02nd, 2023

Press Release – Container shipping asked to clean up its act in view of upcoming scrapping wave

Triggered by overcapacity, lower freight rates and the new carbon regulations expected this year, numerous container ships will be sold for scrapping in the near future. In… Read More
Published in March 29th, 2023

Press Release – Brazil deliberately sinks its toxic aircraft carrier 
in the Atlantic Ocean

Violation of three environmental treaties called absolutely unnecessary by NGOs   Last night, the Brazilian Navy, after months of refusing to allow its old aircraft carrier SÃO… Read More
Published in February 04th, 2023