Belgium forces ship to be scrapped in Turkey

After being retained for a month, Mitsui OSK Lines' car ship Global Spirit has been sent to scrapping in Turkey. The ship was otherwise headed for India when the Belgium authorities interfered.

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The Belgian authorities were not willing to release the car ship Global Spirit - which has been detained for one month in Antwerp - until the owners agreed to have the vessel scrapped in Turkey, says Brussels-based NGO Shipbreaking Platform in a press release.

The organization is working to ensure responsible shipbreaking conditions, which are especially absent in countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to the NGO.

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