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NGO Shipbreaking Platform: Greece tops the list of country dumpers in 2020

According to the new data published by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 630 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to the scrap yards in 2020, out of which 446 large tankers, bulkers, floating platforms, cargo- and passenger ships were broken down on three beaches in South Asia, amounting to near 90% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally.

Norwegian shipowner sentenced to 6 months in prison for illegal demolition

A 54-year-old Norwegian shipowner has been sentenced to six months in prison for providing assistance in the controversial demolition export of the ship Eide Carrier (later renamed Tide Carrier, Harrier). The shipowner was charged with complicity in waste exports in violation of the Pollution Control Act.

110 vessels sold to South Asia for dangerous shipbreaking in Q3 2020

A total of 170 ships were broken in the third quarter of 2020 and 110 of these were sold to the beaches of South Asia, where shipbreaking activities continued to put workers’ lives at risk, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, latest data by NGO Shipbreaking Platform reveals. 

NGOs warn Bangladesh to halt the import of possible toxic offshore unit

The Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) tanker J. NAT is currently being towed towards the infamous shipbreaking beach of Chattogram. The ship left Indonesian waters on 18 April even though local activists warned Indonesian authorities about the toxicity of the vessel. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Basel Action Network (BAN), European Environmental Bureau (EEB), IPEN, Nexus3 Foundation and Zero Mercury Working Group have now warned Bangladesh of the breach of international waste laws, and urged authorities to halt the import of the ship.

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