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NGO: Approved Alang-yards must do even better

Two shipbreaking facilities in India have been cleared by Japanese classification bureau ClassNK as complying with the Hong Kong convention. But the working conditions as well as the facilities' waste management methods leave something to be desired, says NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

Waste handling and the working conditions for employees at the two shipbreaking facilities in Alang, India - which have just been not only cleared by classification bureau ClassNK but also approved by the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, for complying with the Hong Kong convention - are still not good enough, says Brussels-based NGO Shipbreaking Platform in a comment to ShippingWatch

The comments follow the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) statement yesterday, Thursday, that the association stands firm on its denouncement of beaching even after its approval of the two Alang facilities.

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