Shipbreaking Yard, gas cutter, fumes in the air, dismantling scrap metal & workers in background

Uncovering highly toxic substances in shipbreaking

A BBC Disclosure documentary reveals the harm caused by shipbreaking activities in Alang, India, as well local officials’ and leading oil and gas companies’ efforts to cover up their unlawful practices.

Chittagong Bangladesh, Indian workers carrying scraps manually, scrapping ships by hand, Shipbreaking labour, bulk carrier dismantled

26 lives lost in ship breaking

674 ocean-going commercial ships and offshore units were sold to scrap yards in 2019. 90% was broken down on only three beaches in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. However, much work needed to be done to improve their safety record.

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