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Greek owners beach the most ships in Southeast Asia

As many as two thirds of all ships sold as scrap last year wound up at the controversial shipbreaking facilities in Southeast Asia. The development in 2015 illustrates that a vast majority of carriers are not reacting to massive public attention on the issue.

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A total of 768 vessels were sold as scrap last year, and of these 469 wound up being scrapped at the controversial shipbreaking facilities in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

This is evident from a new survey of ships scrapped in 2015 published by environmental NGO Shipbreaking Platform, and the organization draws a clear conclusion:

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