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NGO: 515 ships scrapped on beaches in 2014

Ships from major European flag states are still ending their days on the beaches in Southeast Asia. A growing number of vessels change flags shortly before arriving at the scrapping destinations, reports NGO Shipbreaking Platform in a new update.

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515 ships have ended their lives on the beaches in Southeast Asia during 2014. Four Asian workers have been killed in the 3rd quarter on the beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, bringing the total number of fatalities to 21 during 2014 so far, says Brussels-based NGO Shipbreaking Platform in its latest update.

NGO: Carriers continue irresponsible scrapping

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