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17 December 2006

'Jibe' transsexual wins her case [UK]

Author: BBC

A transsexual ferry crew member has been awarded [£64,862] compensation after a tribunal found she endured verbal and physical harassment at work [on a P&O ferry]...A tribunal report stated: "For nearly two years prior to her resignation, the...

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24 August 2006

Holland America Line to Conduct Air Emission Reducing Seawater Scrubber Study

Author: Holland America Line

To determine the feasibility of new technology designed to dramatically reduce air emissions on seagoing vessels, Holland America Line [part of Carnival] plans on conducting a seawater scrubber feasibility project aboard one of its cruise ships......

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9 August 2006

Ferry transsexual suffered jibes [UK]

Author: BBC

A transsexual crew member...claims unfair constructive dismissal against P&O Ferries [part of Carnival]. The firm admits sexual discrimination but told the tribunal in Southampton Ms Marland was offered other work but she was only interested in...

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9 August 2006

UK: P&O admits discrimination against transsexual worker

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6 June 2006

India's Supreme Court allows 'toxic' ship into territorial waters

Author: AFX News Limited

The Supreme Court has given permission for a ship believed laden with asbestos and toxic materials to enter Indian waters but said it could not be broken up until its contents have been accurately determined...The court last month ordered the...vessel...

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15 May 2006

India's Supreme Court Refuses to Stop "Toxic" Ship

Author: Reuters

Greenpeace and other groups say the 46,000-tonne Blue Lady contains more than 900 tonnes of asbestos and is sailing for Alang in the western state of Gujarat to be scrapped. Indian yards lack the modern technology to safely handle such waste, putting...

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12 May 2006

Indian Supreme Court temporarily denies entry of "toxic" cruise liner SS Norway, pending review by new ship recycling committee

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12 May 2006

Toxic cruise ship SS Norway denied entry by India after activist warning - More Asbestos than Clemenceau

Author: NGO Platform on Shipbreaking

Following a petition filed by Ban Asbestos Network India (BANI), a member of the global NGO Platform on Shipbreaking, the Indian Supreme Court has temporarily denied entry of the toxic cruise liner SS Norway (aka SS Blue Lady, SS France) into Indian...

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19 February 2006

Some are short, others long, but critics say FTSE 100 CSR reviews are nothing more than corporate spin [UK]

Author: Andy Favell, The Independent [UK]

...nearly a fifth of the UK's top public companies are still failing to deliver comprehensive reports detailing the economic, environmental and social impact of their business. [also refers to BHP Billiton, Reuters, Wolseley, Alliance UniChem,...

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14 February 2006

Bangladesh merchant makes offer for asbestos-laden SS Norway

Author: AFX News

A Bangladeshi scrap merchant said he is offering to buy ocean liner SS Norway, which is crammed with asbestos for 12 mln usd, despite warnings from the government it will not allow the vessel to be broken up here. [refers to Jiri Subedar Ship Breaking...

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