The dispute regarding Alang continues at full speed after a week in which several NGOs have frowned upon carriers' use of controversial shipbreaking facilities in India.
On Tuesday, the Clean Ship Coalition released a statement raising harsh criticism of the Maersk Group's considerations of re-flagging EU vessels in order to scrap them in India.
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