He added: "While breaking ships
and selling of the scrap and hardware from retired vessels provides work and income for tens of thousands of persons in countries like Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey, the work is dangerous and deaths occur quite often as well as serious acute and chronic health problems.
WITH reference to plans to scrap the Clemenceau by Able UK Ltd at Hartlepool: no one complained when Hugh Bolckow's at Blyth or Clayton and Davy at Dunston on Tyne were breaking ships
; how supertankers and cargo ships are dismantled on the beaches of Bangladesh.
The arrival of the decommissioned French aircraft carrier Clemenceau in the Brittany port of Brest, after a chaotic five-month voyage and an aborted attempt to get to an Indian breaker's yard in Alang, has provided an opportunity for Europe's maritime regions to again urge the EU to address the problem of breaking ships
when they reach the end of their service life.
Ethical owners may soon have the best of both worlds when breaking ships