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12 Oct 2016

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Maritime Executive

Report: Unsafe Practices at Maersk's Ship Recylers

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Danwatch says that an unauthorized visit to the yard found questionable practices, including...unsafe rigging of cutting gas supply lines along the beach, a risk factor for explosions, a lack of appropriate personal protective equipment, including the absence of safety glasses, earplugs or respirators;, flammable clothing worn during cutting operations, unsanitary living conditions for workers in the nearby community, limited medical facilities to treat the wounded, and a lack of formal contract papers with shipbreaking workers. Annette Stube, Maersk Group's head of sustainability, acknowledged some of these findings.