Brussels, 10 August 2016 - The NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes today the tenth 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 South Asia, we aim to inform the public about the negative impacts of substandard shipbreaking practices as well as positive steps aimed at the realisation of environmental justice and the protection of workers’ rights.
In this edition you will find out more about a dramatic surge of fatal
accidents in the Bangladesh shipbreaking yards in May-June and the case study
of young worker Mominul who was crippled while breaking European ships, our
follow up of the Kabir Steel case with businesses in the yard's value chain as
well as the UN Special Rapporteur's critique of German shipbreaking practices
in substandard beaching yards. Last but not least, read our reaction to ECSA's
so-called fact-finding report on their visit to the Alang shipbreaking yards.
Download the #10 here or by clicking on the report below.