Scrap buyer threatens critical media with legal action

GMS, procurer of ships for recycling, targets media that the company says have published untruths about its scrap vessel trading. GMS doesn’t name these media, however.

Scrapping of vessel at beaching yard in Alang, India. | Photo: DNV GL / Kommissionens inspektionsrapport

The world’s largest procurer of ships ripe for scrapping, GMS, goes on the offensive following ”recent media discourse alleging participation in illegal exporting” of ships to scrapping yards in Asia, the company writes in a statement.

GMS buys and sells vessels for demolition at beaching yards in countries including Bangladesh and India, and both scrap buyers and shipbreaking yards have been drawing attention to their conduct regarding safety regulations in scrapping.

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