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NGO: Sustainable scrapping will collapse without fund

A new proposal for a scrapping license for all vessels calling in EU will likely be presented before long. Without such a mechanism, carriers will still easily be able to dodge responsible shipbreaking, says NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

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It is crucial for the scrapping of ships going forward that EU parties vote yes to a new proposal to establish a scrapping fund, which is expected to be published within the next few weeks, notes Ingvild Jenssen, founder and political consultant at NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

The non-governmental organization has followed the process, which has taken years, and the efforts to ensure that ships going forward are scrapped under responsible conditions instead of beaches in Southeast Asia, resulting in casualties every year as well as polluting the environment.

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