GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Ship Recycling

Death toll rises in shipbreaking yards

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Two workers lost their lives at the Chittagong shipbreaking yards in the last two weeks, bringing the total death toll this year to six workers, NGO Shipbreaking Platform reported. The NGO, as well as other organizations, inform on the danger associated with shipbreaking practices and call for restriction measures.

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52 workers were killed during shipbreaking in 2016

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NGO Shipbreaking Platform issued its annual report, informing that last year, at least 52 workers lost their lives on the shipbreaking beaches in South Asia. The worst explosion in the history of shipbreaking struck an oil tanker beached in Gadani, Pakistan, killing 28 workers and injuring more than 60.

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Denmark ratifies the Hong Kong Convention

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The Danish Parliament agreed the country to accede to the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. The Danish Shipowners Association welcomed this decision as the Convention sets global rules which aim at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or to the environment. So far, Norway, Congo, France, Belgium, Panama and Turkey have ratified this important Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships.

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Turkey ratifies Hong Kong Convention

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Turkey is the sixth country to ratify the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, following Norway, Congo, France, Belgium and Panama. It has been reported that also Denmark plans to ratify the Convention within 2017.

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EU ship recyclers to promote clean and safe practices

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The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has welcomed the step of five European ship recycling yards which have joined forces to effectively raise awareness of existing best practice and the fact that there is capacity in Europe to properly recycle ships. The organisation further vows to support efforts in attracting more business as long as they maintain sustainable practices.

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