There are still only yards from Europe, the US and Turkey on the EU's list of approved facilities that are allowed to scrap ships sailing under EU flag.
Numerous shipbreaking facilities in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have attempted to get EU approval, but they have so far not been successful, as yards have been unable to meet the requirements.
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