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Bangladesh Shipyard accident kills four

Four workers were killed and three others injured when a gas cylinder exploded at a ship-breaking yard in Sitakunda of Chittagong on 3 April 2014. The incident happened when the victims were dismantling a scrap ship around 3:30pm. The four

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Illegal Ship breaking yards razed

Bangladesh Forest Department yesterday demolishing structures two ship breaking yards, SK Steels and SK Ship Breaking and Recycling, erected after razing several thousand trees on 14.5 acres of forested land in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong four years ago. The drive

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NGOs Publish 2013 List of Toxic Ship Dumpers: German and Greek Shipping Companies Amongst the World’s Worst

Brussels, 3 February 2014 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of organizations seeking to prevent dirty and dangerous shipbreaking practices worldwide, today published the complete list of ships that were dismantled around in the world  in 2013. Of

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Working Conditions in the Shipbreaking Industry, Bangladesh, 2013-14

1727 workers were dead (Formal Sector – 1401 and Informal Sector – 326) and 2307 workers were injured (Formal Sector – 2133 and Informal Sector – 174) in different workplace accidents from January 01 to December 31, 2013. Bangladesh Occupational

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Call for Change in the Shipbreaking Industry

  (picture, from left to right: Abu Eusuf Mollah from BILS; Syed Sydul Hoque from OSHE; Saki Rezwana from OSHE; Syeda Rizwana Hasan from BELA; Kasheful Hoda from RISE Society; Jakia Khanam from BILS; Patrizia Heidegger from NGO Shipbreaking Platform;

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New European Regulations on Ship Breaking

The new European Regulation on ship recycling (Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013) has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) and it will enter into law on Dec. 30, 2013. The objective of the regulation is to

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Ship breaking yard to be built near Sundarban Mangroove Forest in Bangladesh.

After the ship breaking yard in Bangladesh’s port city Chittagong’s Sitakunda region, the country is all set to see yet another ship breaking yard near the Sundarban Forest (a world heritage site). According to Bangladeshi law and the UN Convention

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