During the summer, the two last G3 vessels operated by the Italian Grimaldi Group’s subsidiary ACL, were sold for demolition. NGO Shipbreaking Platform has recently sent a letter to the German authorities asking them to hold ACL accountable for having breached European waste laws.
Lomar Shipping announced that its newbuild container vessel Kea Trader, which ran aground on a reef off New Caledonia on July 12, will have to be recycled, as the recent damage assessments have shown that repairing is not feasible.
German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd informed that it has now completed the sale of three of its older container ships to shipyards in China and Turkey, which are specially equipped and certified for safe and environmentally sound recycling.
The Government of India has signed a loan deal worth $76 million with Japan International Cooperation Agency, for a project to upgrade the environment management plan at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling yards, the world’s largest scrapping facility.
NGO Shipbreaking Platform reminded that it has been one year since the beaching of the FPSO North Sea Producer in Chittagong, Bangladesh, and the legality of the export is yet to be further clarified.
As ship recycling standards have increased across the sub continent, tanker owners need to adapt to the stricter requirements for cleaning vessels for hot works prior recycling, GMS has suggested. The number of fatal accidents on vessels, that were not cleaned thoroughly, should serve as a serious wake up call to tanker owners.
In its recently published report on the feasibility of a financial instrument for safe ship recycling, the European Commission acknowledges the benefits of such step, however, it has decided to wait with its introduction. NGO Shipbreaking Platform urges the EU to take action now.
ClassNK has completed the document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan submitted by Tsuneishi Ship Recycling, verifying the facility to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.
The dismantling and recycling of the Concordia cruise ship, one of the most important green ship recycling projects ever carried out in Europe, has been completed by San Giorgio del Porto, in partnership with Saipem, less than three years after the ship arrived in Genoa.
A total of 210 ships were broken in the second quarter of 2017, and 158 of these ships ended up on South Asian beaches for dirty and dangerous breaking, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The Platform documented five accidents at the shipbreaking yards in Chittagong between April and June, which led to the death of four workers and the injury of two.
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