GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Ship Recycling

158 ships sent for dangerous scrapping in Q2 2017

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A total of 210 ships were broken in the second quarter of 2017, and 158 of these ships ended up on South Asian beaches for dirty and dangerous breaking, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The Platform documented five accidents at the shipbreaking yards in Chittagong between April and June, which led to the death of four workers and the injury of two.

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GMS: Bangladeshi ship recycling tax likely to be postponed

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GMS, a cash buyer of ships for recycling, said that the attempt to reverse the recently imposed 15% value-added tax on ships being sent to Indian ship-recycling markets will likely be successful. The finance ministry informed that VAT will now be postponed for at least another two years, which should see prices remain at par with those seen in the first quarter of the year.

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EU urged to address dismantling of floating oil platforms

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NGO Shipbreaking Platform and other stakeholders stressed at EU the paradox between the strict rules under OSPAR, for the decommissioning of oil platforms from the North Sea, with the rules that govern the recycling of floating platforms, as the latter fall under the same rules as commercial ships, and would therefore have to follow the EU SRR.

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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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