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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. World Map

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becomes available, but as ships often change hands, some of the data published on this website may already be out of date (please consult our disclaimer at the bottom of this page).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.

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The information provided on this website was processed by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform using data sourced by various maritime databases and is by no means exhaustive. This information is provided in good faith and is to the best of our knowledge correct as of the time of publishing, and neither the NGO Shipbreaking Platform (nor any of its 18 member organisations) can be held liable or responsible for mistakes made in processing or publishing the data, or for any loss incurred by physical or legal persons that have relied on the publishing of the data or by making use of the data for private or public purposes. Note that some of the information may be outdated or inaccurate. If you wish to inform us of any changes or corrections that need to be made, please write to us at: