NGOs criticize Maersk's return to Alang

Maersk has decided to scrap vessels again on the Alang beach in India, which the company previously decided against due to the dangerous working conditions in the area.

After several years of absence, Maersk vessels are now returning to the Alang beach in India when they reach their end of life. This development spurs criticism from the NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

This comes after Maersk years ago decided to cease cooperating with Alang due to the fact that working conditions in the area far from met the required safety conditions. Working in shipbreaking can be highly dangerous and unhealthy.

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