India: "Toxic" ship Probo Koala heads to India for dismantling - activists warn of harm to environment, health

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1 June 2011

Banned in Bangladesh, toxic ship heads to India [India]

Author: Nitin Sethi, Times of India

After being banned in Bangladesh, a toxic-laden ship, Probo Koala, is headed towards Indian shores for dismantling…the ship…contains many tonnes of hazardous asbestos, PCBs, toxic paints, fuel and chemical residues which have not been cleaned up before sending the ship for breaking down. ..The Probo Koala is registered in Panama. The last confirmed owner of the ship was a group called GMS...

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