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Two workers killed in Chittagong shipbreaking yard

Two workers were killed and several others were injured in a Chittagong shipbreaking yard, in Bangladesh, after falling from height while attempting to climb an old ship. The incident was reported at Ziri Subedar ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda, on Saturday evening. 

Red Sea Gateway Terminal signs MoU boosting its maritime activity

The Red Sea Gateway Terminal (RSGT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Bangladesh, according to which the former will evaluate investments in and provide assistance in operations to the South Asian nation’s expanding port sector.

Three workers die inhaling toxic gas in Bangladesh shipyard

As the NGO Shipbreaking Platform informed via its twitter account, three workers lost their lives and at least six were injured because of a toxic gas leak at a shipbreaking yard in Chattogram, Bangladesh. The incident took place on July 31, at the shipbreaking yard of MAK Corporation.

Evergreen comments on fatal accident at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

After a worker lost his life while cutting the ship ‘Ever Union’ at a shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh, on July 23, Evergreen released a press statement expressing sympathy for this loss of life and for any other resulting from an industrial accident. It also disclaimed any responsibility, as the ship had been already in the hands of a buyer who had provided assurances that the breakers yard concerned is a certified Green-Ship Recycling shipyard.

Scrapping decreases by 18% during 2019’s H1

According to VesselsValue, in the first six months of 2019, 201 cargo vessels were sold for demolition, 75% were scrapped in Bangladesh or India, with the former having the majority share. In comparison to 2018’s first six months, scrapping decreased by 18%. 

Worker loses life at shipbreaking yard in Bangladesh

On July 23, a cutter man died while working at Kabir Steel’s Khawja shipbreaking yard in Chittagong, Bangladesh. According to local sources, Shahidul was cutting the container ship Ever Union, when he fell from a great height. The Ever Union was sold for scrapping for more than $10 million. Before reaching the shore, the ship was renamed Vera and changed registry to the Paris MoU black-listed flag of Palau. 

Bangladesh the preferred choice for ships scrapping

Bangladesh is the top dumping location for discarded ships globally, with the country scrapping the highest number of ships in the first half of the 2019, according to a report from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The report highlights that from the total 374 ships that were broken in the first half of 2019, 156 were broken in Bangladesh.

Explosion kills two at Bangladesh shipbreaking yard

Two men lost their lives and five other workers suffered severe burn injuries, after an explosion onboard the crude oil tanker ‘Bunga Kelana 4’, at the Chittagong shipbreaking area, namely at Mahinur Ship Breaking yard, in the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Nepal to evaluate Chinese ports for third country trade

According to Xinhua, the government of Nepal is working to send two government teams to China, to study the possibility of Chinese ports being used as a third country trade. This step follows Nepal and China’s signed protocol concerning the transit transport agreement.

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