India: Four ship recyclers in Alang become IMO green regime compliant

Author: P.Manoj, Live Mint, Published on: 16 February 2016

Four of the 167 ship recycling yards located on the coast of Alang-Sosiya in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district, the world’s largest stretch of ship-breaking beaches, have won compliance status with a global regime that seeks to ensure that redundant ships are disposed of safely and in an environmentally sound manner...RL Kalthia Ship Breaking Pvt. Ltd, Priya Blue Industries Pvt. Ltd, Leela Ship Recycling Pvt. Ltd and Shree Ram Group have been issued compliance status, marking the first time that such recognition has been given to ship breakers in South Asia...Kalthia, Priya Blue, Leela and Shree Ram carried out substantial improvements to their facilities to ensure safer and greener ship recycling as well as developed the ship recycling facility plans (SRFPs) required for a competent authority’s certification, according to the Hong Kong International Convention.

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