Press Release – Shipping Industry’s Beach Dumping of Toxic Ships Revealed in New Online Database [Bangladesh, India, & Pakistan]

Author: NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Published on: 13 June 2013

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform today launches a data-driven website which lists all the ships that have been sent for breaking on the beaches of South Asia since 2009. On the website, more than 1,000 shipping companies that commercially benefited from selling their ships for breaking in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan are listed. It is well documented that shipbreaking on the South Asian beaches causes labour rights violations and severe environmental degradation…The www.offthebeach.org website is the backbone of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform’s OFF THE BEACH ! campaign, which aims to raise awareness on harmful shipbreaking practices and to promote clean and safe ship recycling.

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