Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

Seatrade convicted for trafficking toxic ships

Thursday (March 15, 2018), the Rotterdam District Court sentenced, on the basis of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, shipping company Seatrade for the illegal export of vessels sent for scrapping on the beaches of South …
Mar 18, 2018 /  Curious
NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017

NGO Shipbreaking Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017

According to new data released Tuesday by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 835 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2017. 543 were broken down – by hand – on the tidal beaches of …
Feb 22, 2018 /  Curious
Brazilian government asked to stop dumping toxic ships on South Asian beaches

Brazilian government asked to stop dumping toxic ships on South Asian beaches

NGOs and trade unions criticize Petrobras’ end-of-life fleet management The Brazilian CONTTMAF trade union federation and its member SINDMAR have recently criticized the shipbreaking practices of Transpetro, the …
Jun 16, 2017 /  Curious
Pure car and truck carrier Höegh Triton sold for green recycling

Pure car and truck carrier Höegh Triton sold for green recycling

Yesterday (May 15, 2017) Höegh Autoliners sold the Pure Car and Truck Carrier MV Höegh Triton (built 1988) for recycling. Vehicles carrier Hoegh Triton - Image courtesy of J H CHO The vessel …
May 16, 2017 /  Vessels
Höegh Autoliners’ City of Mumbai sold for Green Recycling

Höegh Autoliners’ City of Mumbai sold for Green Recycling

Höegh Autoliners announced earlier today that the vessel City of Mumbai (built 1987) was sold to Grieg Green for green recycling in China. This is the second of two vessels that Sinor Lines has run in …
Jan 24, 2017 /  Vessels
NGO Shipbreaking: Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards

NGO Shipbreaking: Another catastrophic fire shakes Gadani shipbreaking yards

Five more shipbreaking workers were killed and one injured in yet another fire that took place in the shipbreaking yards of Gadani, Pakistan, Monday morning. The deadly fire broke out on board of the beached vessel GAZ …
Jan 11, 2017 /  Accidents
Maersk to send first two ships for recycling at Alang this month

Maersk to send first two ships for recycling at Alang this month

Till now, the Maersk Group used to recycle its ships in limited number of yards in China and Turkey. Under a long-term commitment to create more recycling options at Alang shipbreaking yard in Gujarat, Maersk …
May 13, 2016 /  Curious
EU Commission Issues Guidance for Ship Recycling Facilities Seeking Approval

EU Commission Issues Guidance for Ship Recycling Facilities Seeking Approval

The European Commission has published technical guidance for ship recycling facilities seeking approval under EU Ship Recycling Regulation. The document provides clarifications in accordance with the relevant Hong …
Apr 13, 2016 /  Vessels
Maersk to scrap ships at certain Indian beach sites, NGO dismayed

Maersk to scrap ships at certain Indian beach sites, NGO dismayed

Maersk Line said on Friday it had chosen four shipbreaking yards along India's Alang beaches to handle an increase in vessels that need to be scrapped, to the dismay of some organisations that say the operations …
Feb 13, 2016 /  Curious
Norwegian Shipowners Association Votes Against Ship Beaching Practices

Norwegian Shipowners Association Votes Against Ship Beaching Practices

The Norwegian Shipowners Association has voted with a majority of NO regarding hazardous ship beaching, thus becomes the first country to focus on discouraging its shipowners from conducting such …
Aug 19, 2015 /  Curious