87 vessels scrapped at Asian beaching yards in the third quarter

Carriers in the US, Europe and South Korea continue to scrap end-of-life ships at beaching yards in Southeast Asia. The third quarter proved the most fatal on record, according to NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

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Carriers sent 120 vessels for scrapping in the third quarter of 2021, according to a report from NGO Shipbreaking Platform, which principally monitors shipping companies' use of beaching yards in Southeast Asia.

Of these, a total of 87 vessels ended up on beaches in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. US shipowners were the most frequent users of the yards, followed by South Korean and Greek shipowners, according to Shipbreaking Platform.

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