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25-year-old rule prevents permissions for shipbreaking in India

There are still no Indian yards on the list of approved shipbreaking facilities currently being completed by the EU. And now a 25-year-old convention blocks the process. The EU is trying to find a way around it.

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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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