744 ships were scrapped in 2018
744 large merchant vessels were sold to wrecking yards in 2018. 518 of these vessels were scrapped on beaches in South Asia and made a new record of 90,4 percent of the total tonnage that was scrapped on a global scale throughout the year.
”The figures for 2018 are shocking. Most ship owners are aware of the problems surround these beach ship yards. But they continue to massively sell their ships to the worst yards because they offer higher prices. Workers put their lives at risk as they are surrounded by toxins, and coastal ecosystems get destroyed. Ship owners should sell to their ships to recycling yards that invest in their employees and the environment, ”says CEO and founder of NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Ingvild Jenssen.
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