NGO criticizes Pakistan: Has learned nothing from fatal accidents last year

One year after the worst-ever accident at a shipbreaking facility in Gadani, which killed 31 workers, a new fire erupted recently on the very same vessel. The industry has learned nothing from the fatal accidents last year, says NGO Shipbreaking Platform.

Skrotværft i området Gadani i Pakistan, der blev ramt af flere dødsulykker sidste år. | Photo: Shipbreaking Platform

A shipbreaking lot in Gadani, Pakistan was recently shut down after a massive fire erupted on tanker vessel ACES. The oil tanker is the same one that just a year ago killed 31 workers and gravely injured 58 when an explosion occured.

No one was injured in the fire Thursday, reports NGO Shipbreaking Platform. Following the tragic accident last year, the ship has been left untouched at the yard until Pakistani authorities last week cleared the continued dismantling of the vessel.

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