Member states have final say in Alang dispute

Public officials from the 28 member states of the EU must approve the Commission's proposal for the list of approved shipbreaking yards. This will happen at a committee meeting on November 4th. It is far from certain that the controversial Indian yards will be excluded.

Maersk Wyoming arrived at the Shree Ram yard in Alang this May. | Photo: PR-foto/Maersk Line

A committee of public officials from the 28 member states in the European Union will ultimately decide whether or not European merchant vessels will be allowed to be scrapped on the beaches of Alang going forward.

The Commission is currently reviewing applications from yards across the globe looking to feature on the EU's upcoming list of approved shipbreaking faciltiies.

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