ABOUT THE SHIPS
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is monitoring the movement of end-of-life ships to beaching facilities of South Asia for breaking.
Every year, about 1,000 ocean-going vessels are sold for dismantling purposes.
The vast majority (about 95%) end up in India, Bangladesh, China, Turkey and Pakistan.
This website focuses on the shipping companies that choose to sell their ships for breaking at beaching facilities in South Asia.
In the future, the companies listed on this website will be described as either good or bad shipping companies.
Good companies adhere to the tenants of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform Clean and Safe Ship Recycling Standard,
while bad companies fail to adhere to the Platform’s Clean and Safe Standard.
Two lists are provided for each shipowner: one detailing all end-of-life ships broken in South Asia by country,
the other showing the shipowner’s existing fleet at the time the data was processed.
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform will continue to update data as new information becomes available,
but as ships often change hands, some of the data published on this website may already be out of date
(please consult our disclaimer at the bottom of this page).
While ships sometimes carry waste materials as cargo, the ships themselves are also considered
as waste when the decision is made to dismantle the vessel.
Any ship may contain various amounts of hazardous materials within its structure.
Asbestos is the most typical waste found in ships, but oil residues, sludge and organic waste are also
very common. Heavy metals, mercury, PAHs, PCBs and TBT can also be found onboard.
More information about the toxic materials onboard ships can be found at :
The ships are categorized according to their use: bulkers (ore, cement, wood, etc.),
tankers (LNG or LPG, chemical, products, etc.), containerships, general cargo ships, Ro-Ro (Roll-on, Roll-off),
passenger ships, multi-purpose ships, offshore (FSO, etc.) and miscellaneous (such as tug boats, research vessels, etc.).
Fishing vessels were not taken into account in our listing.
Clean and safe ship recycling facilities exist today. It is just a matter of making the right business decision, for the environment, and for workers.