India tops list of most popular shipbreaking countries

Southeast Asia is still the preferred location for scrapping vessels among shipowners. A survey by NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows that most vessels were recycled in India in the third quarter, followed by Bangladesh and Pakistan.

In November, a tanker vessel exploded in Bangladesh in the biggset scrapping accidentever. At least 26 people were killed. | Photo: /ritzau/AP/Adil Shakil

More commercial vessels have been scrapped on Indian beaches than in any other place this summer.

Shipbreaking Platform published a list this Thursday of where vessels ended their days in the period July to September.

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