Platform News – NGOs distribute emergency food to shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh

The current COVID-19 pandemic is affecting workers globally, including those employed in the shipbreaking sector. In Bangladesh, authorities have imposed strict lockdowns which have particularly impacted the… Read More
Published in May 30th, 2020

Press Release – NGOs urge Bangladesh authorities to halt the import of a highly toxic offshore unit that illegally departed from Indonesia

The Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) tanker J. NAT is currently being towed towards the infamous shipbreaking beach of Chattogram. The vessel, formerly known as JESSLYN NATUNA,… Read More
Published in April 29th, 2020

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #21

There were a total of 166 ships broken in the first quarter of 2020. Of these, 126 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for… Read More
Published in April 15th, 2020

Press Release – BBC exposes dirty and dangerous scrapping of oil and gas units in India

Diamond Offshore and cash buyer GMS under the spotlight A BBC Disclosure production released this week reveals the harm caused by shipbreaking activities in Alang, India, as… Read More
Published in March 18th, 2020

Press Release – Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2019

Most shipping companies continue to opt for the highest price at the worst scrapping yards According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 674… Read More
Published in February 04th, 2020

Press Release – Clemenceau’s sister ship heading for the scrapyard

France must act responsibly The French Courts stopped the scrapping of the asbestos-laden aircraft carrier Clemenceau on the beach of Alang, India [1]. Fifteen years later, France… Read More
Published in January 30th, 2020

Platform News – Global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries becomes law

The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the Transboundary Movement of Hazardous and Their Disposal in 1995, became… Read More
Published in December 12th, 2019

Press Release – Conditions of shipbreaking workers in India remain appalling

Local authorities fail in enforcing national labour laws Today, The New Indian Express reveals that conditions for the shipbreaking workers at the beach of Alang, India, have… Read More
Published in December 10th, 2019

Press Release – NGOs win FPSO North Sea Producer case

Bangladesh Court denounces illegalities and lack of transparency in shipbreaking sector On 14 November the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh declared the import,… Read More
Published in November 19th, 2019

Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #20

There were a total of 122 ships broken in the third quarter of 2019. Of these, 73 ships were sold to the beaches of South Asia for… Read More
Published in October 15th, 2019