Bangladesh High Court: Ministries & Shipbreakers asked to account for non-compliance of 2009 Court judgement

PRESS RELEASE – BANGLADESH HIGH COURT ISSUES CONTEMPT RULE AGAINST 14 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: MINISTRIES AND SHIPBREAKERS ASKED TO ACCOUNT FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH 2009 JUDGEMENT Brussels/Dhaka, 12 April 2016 – The Bangladesh High Court yesterday issued a contempt rule asking 14 Government officials and the president of the Bangladesh Ship Breakers Association (BSBA) to explain...

IMRF organises donation of lifejackets to Bangladesh Fishermen

  One thousand lifejackets have been donated to Bangladesh fisherman following an initiative launched by the Asia Pacific arm of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). Along with member organisation Shanghai Sun Glory Marine Co. Ltd, the IMRF Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC) delivered the lifejackets to the Bangladesh Navy who transported them on two...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #7 Brussels, 16 October 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the seventh South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia,...

Asia’s Boat People: Smuggled or Trafficked?

Article reproduced with express permission of author. May 27 2015. BANGKOK— For years, oppressed Rohingya from Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis risked perilous sea journeys on rickety wooden boats in search of a better future. Many headed for Malaysia. In recent weeks, clandestine transit routes through Thailand have been shut down, and thousands of people who...

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes South Asia Quarterly Update #5

Brussels, 10 April 2015. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the fifth South Asia Quarterly Update, a briefing paper in which it informs about the shipbreaking industry in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. Providing an overview of vessels broken on the beaches of South Asia, accidents, recent on-the-ground, legislative and political developments including our activities in...

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards

New video by VICE shows child labour and low environmental standards in Bangladeshi ship breaking yards Brussels, 9 February 2015 – A video published by the American magazine VICE, “Where giant cargo ships go to die”, available on its website, shows that both the working conditions and the measures to protect the environment in the...

Case Study: Human trafficking of Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people in Thailand

BANGLADESHIS AND ROHINGYA BOATPEOPLE KIDNAPPED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING GANGS TO BE SOLD INTO SLAVERY The figures of boatpeople recently discovered in captivity in Thailand reveal the extent of human trafficking between the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. In the space of three days, Thai authorities in Takuapa district discovered more than 130...

Documentary: Ship breaking & German shipowners – The suffering of Bangladesh shipbreakers and the conditions they work under.

“Toxic ships for Bangladesh”: A TV documentary on German ship owners and their shipbreaking practices Sunday 26 October 2014, 14:45 – 15:15 on German state TV channel ZDF Read this news in German Brussels, 23 October 2014 – A new documentary titled “Giftiger Tankerschrott für Bangladesch – Toxic ships for Bangladesh” will be shown...

Human Traffickers using prison ships in the Slave Trade – Reuters Report

  Photo Credit: Bangladesh Coast Guard   Article reproduced from the Maritime Executive 22 October 2014 Original Copyright Reuters 2014 – Article   When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he expected to return that...

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