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Consultant urges EU to approve Indian yards

A scrapping consultant responsible for a report on Alang commissioned by Maersk has changed his stance on shipbreaking on Indian beaches. He now reckons that the EU should approve some of the yards, as that would close the loopholes in its regulations, he says.

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A leading Danish recycling consultant says that India's best shipbreaking yards have improved so much that the EU should approve them for scrapping European ships.

In March 2019, two yards in coastal region Alang, where many commercial vessels are scrapped, had their applications rejected. One of these is the Shree Ram yard, with which Maersk cooperates closely.

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