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Shipbreaker: 76 Indian scrapping facilities now comply with convention

76 shipbreaking facilities in India now comply with the Hong Kong convention, says the world's largest shipbreaker GMS. The company expects additional improvements for the much-maligned shipbreakers in the coming year.

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More Indian shipbreaking facilities now comply with the requirements set out in the Hong Kong convention, which now counts 76 Indian shipbreakers, writes the world's largest shipbreaker GMS in its latest newsletter.

Scrapping of ships on the beaches in Southeast Asia has for years been criticized for being life threatening to workers and harmful to the environment. But according to GMS, facilities in India in particular are making strides to comply with the convention, which requires safe and sustainable scrapping of ships, and several of them have been cleared by classification bureaus as being in compliance with the convention.

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