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NGOs Do Not Support Newly Approved EU Ship Recycling Regulation:

Author: NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Published on: 27 June 2013

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform and European Environmental Bureau (EEB)...denounce the new EU Regulation on ship recycling voted today by the European Council...The NGO coalition warns that the Regulation will fail to change the current state of play. European shipping interests will continue to make significant financial profits by externalizing environmental and human health costs to the shipbreaking beaches of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, and to the exploited workforce there...“We fear that the Regulation will end up applying to very few ships” said Jeremy Wates, Secretary General of the EEB. “Unless an economic incentive for all ships calling at EU ports is rapidly introduced, circumvention of the law will persist"...

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