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.
* Download #1 (April 2014) here
* Download #2 (July 2014) here
* Download #3 (October 2014) here
* Download #4 (January 2015) here
* Download #5 (April 2015) here
* Download #6 (July 2015) here
* Download #7 (October 2015) here
* Download #8 (January 2016) here
* Download #9 (April 2016) here