NGO: EU carriers change flags before scrapping in Asia

A high number of European ships were scrapped on the beaches of Southeast Asia in the first quarter of this year, in spite of the EU's decision last year to adopt rules for responsible scrapping. Several ships changed to non-EU flags ahead of being scrapped, says NGO.

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A total of 301 ships were scrapped globally in the first quarter 2014. Two thirds of these (195) were beached in Southeast Asia, and 51 of these ships were European, according to a new survey performed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

Approximately one year ago the EU adopted rules aimed at securing responsible scrapping, but the rules - which will soon come into force - have not changed the way carriers behave. Rather the opposite, according to the survey.

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