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Recycled ‘Flipflopi’ vessel touring Africa

A colourful sailing vessel has completed its African voyage, taking it over 500km south down the coasts of Kenya and…

Maersk earmarks two vessels for recycling at Alang

India – Maersk Group has announced it will send its first two container ships to the Alang shipbreaking yard in…

US shipping company to reject vessel beaching

United States – US shipping company Matson has announced that it will no longer send its old vessels for dismantling…

Indian shipbreakers suffer due to higher vessel prices

India – Activity has slowed at India’s shipbreaking yards now that higher prices for older ships are making owners less…

Big fish for vessel recycler Swansea Drydocks

United Kingdom – Welsh ship dismantler Swansea Drydocks has been awarded a contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence to…

‘Frantic’ scrapping of younger vessels

Global – ‘Cash-strapped ship owners will scrap younger and younger ships this year as the dry bulk market wallows in…

BAN hits out over vessel bound for Bangladesh

USA – The Basel Action Network (BAN) watchdog organisation has raised objections to the decision by the US Maritime Administration…

Bangladesh: record rise in import of scrap-vessels

Archiv – Import of scrap-ships in Bangladesh doubled in the last fiscal year due to sharp fall in its prices…

Five MARAD vessels for ESCO Marine

Archiv – The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has sold two vessels to Texas-based Esco Marine and paid…

Van Heyghen dismantles UK vessel

Archiv – United Kingdom | Belgian company Van Heyghen Recycling has been commissioned to dismantle the UK warship ’HMS Rame…

GMS fined for trading vessel containing PCBs

Archiv – United States | The Basel Action Network (BAN) toxic trade watchdog has declared victory after a US business…