Ship recycling – EU draft regulations spell hope for a growing controversy

Having been adopted almost four years ago, on 15 May 2009, the [Hong Kong] Convention has yet to attract even its first accession or ratification.



  • Ship breaking and recycling at Gadani, Pakistan.
  • one in five South Asian ship workers is said to be under 15.
  • Where ships go to die
  • hazardous materials, including asbestos, PCBs and tributyl tin.
  • Koji Sekimizu, IMO Secretary-General
  • ship breaking