Germany Accedes to Ship Rrecycling Convention

July 16 2019 – Germany is the latest country to accede to IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling – the Hong Kong Convention. The Convention covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and preparation for ship recycling in order to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without compromising the safety and operational efficiency of ships. Under the treaty, ships to be sent for recycling are required to carry an inventory of hazardous materials, specific to each ship. Ship recycling yards are required to provide a “Ship Recycling…

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Veolia to Scrap Retired French SSBNs

September 11, 2018 (Google Translation) – After ships at the end of their life, Veolia is entrusted, in Cherbourg, with the deconstruction and valorization of 5 former nuclear submarines Launcher d’Engin (SNLE). Pascal Tissot, President of Veolia Déconstruction France, explains the stakes of this extraordinary contract. After the SNLE Le Tonnant, the 4 submarines The Terrible, The Lightning, The Indomitable and The Unyielding will in turn be deconstructed. Recyclable materials from this transaction – mainly ferrous and non-ferrous metals – will be sorted and prepared for sale. 87% of these materials can…

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Former USS Doyle docks for the last time in New Orleans

The former USS Doyle (FFG-39) concluded her final voyage from Philadelphia to New Orleans July 30th, where she will now be disassembled and recycled by Southern Recycling, part of EMR, one of the world’s leading metal recyclers. The 4,050 ton Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate served in the US Navy and is the last of a six-vessel contract awarded to EMR. The decommissioned USS Doyle, also nicknamed the Valiant Mariner, was the 30th vessel to be constructed in her class and received her namesake from Vice Admiral James Henry Doyle, who…

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Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2016

February 1, 2017 – The list of all ships dismantled around the world in 2016, which the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has compiled and analysed, shows no improvements of the shipping industry’s management of its end-of-life vessels. Far from it: the Platform today releases data that indicate an increase in the number of ships sold for polluting and unsafe shipbreaking on the beaches of South Asia. In 2016, a total of 668 vessels were broken on tidal beaches, that is as much as 87% of all tonnage dismantled globally. “The shipping industry is…

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