Friday 8th June 2018
London.UK. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform published yesterday its Annual Report for 2017.
Each year the NGO Shipbreaking Platform collects data and publishes an annual list of ships dismantled worldwide. In 2017, 835 vessels were dismantled. 543 of these ships were sold for dirty and dangerous breaking on the beach-es of South Asia.
Whilst ship owners are increasingly portraying themselves as conscious of the problems caused by shipbreaking, the Bangladeshi beach in Chittagong – where environmental protection and worker safety are particularly scant– remained the preferred scrapping destination world-wide in terms of tonnage dismantled.
Read more and download the Annual Report here.