GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

7 Mar 2018
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

7 Mar 2018
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Ship Recycling

IMO, Norway to boost sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh

ship recycling in Bangladesh

The second phase of an IMO-implemented project to enhance safe and environmentally sound ship recycling in Bangladesh is set to begin in January, following a US$1.1 million funding agreement with Norway. The second phase will continue to support the country to comply with international requirements and guide it towards accession to Hong Kong Convention. 

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India to ratify Hong Kong Convention

ship recycling india

The Indian government has drafted legislation to ratify the IMO's Hong Kong Convention on safe ship-recycling, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari was quoted as saying. The Convention will enter into force 24 months after it is ratified by 15 States. At the moment, only six states have acceded.

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Chittagong shipyard gets first HKC Statement of Compliance

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PHP Family, a recycling yard located in Chittagong has become the first Bangladeshi yard to receive a Statement of Compliance under the Hong Kong Convention from international Classification Society RINA. Currently, there are over 45 recycling yards in Alang, India that have won such a green credit from international class societies, and another 15 yards working towards it.

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124 ships sent for dirty scrapping in last three months

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There were a total of 227 ships broken in the third quarter of 2017, and 124 of these ships ended up on beaches in South Asia 'for dirty and dangerous breaking', NGO Shipbreaking Platform informed. One worker lost his life at a shipbreaking yard in Alang and another one was reported seriously injured in Chittagong.

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