Most scrapped vessels ended up on beaches

The majority of all ships which were decommissioned in 2019 were scrapped on beaches in Bangladesh, Pakistan and India. 26 workers lost their lives, according to NGO Shipping Platform.

The picture shows a ship being scrapped in Gadani, Pakistan in 2018. | Photo: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The vast majority of ships which were scrapped last year ended up on beaches in Southern Asia.

A new report from NGO Shipping Platform shows that 469 out of 657 recycled vessels were scrapped at beaching dockyards in Bangladesh, Pakistan or India.

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