Ship-breaking # 36

29 Jul 2014

Quarterly bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition

From April 1st to June 30th 2014.


A huge market. 263 ships, 2 million tons of metal, 1 billion US$.

Of the 74 vessels whose shipowner is based in the European Union or in an EFTA state (European Free Trade Association) only 5 have been dismantled in Europe. Iceland scraps ships any which way.

Saint-Kitts-and-Nevis, Tuvalu, Comoros, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Moldova, Togo are the preferred flags chosen for the last voyage.

Towing operations of ships towards ship-breaking yards are a critical phase. The Lyubov Orlova and Canada are attributed a black mark whereas the Costa Concordia deserves a gold star.

Is Costa Concordia opening a new era for ship recycling activities in Italy and in the European Union? In 2012 and in 2013, the Costa Allegra and the Pacific Princess left Genoa to be scrapped in Turkey.

The Perla strikes again: after achaotic career, 5 fatalitiesduring the demolition in India on Alang beach.

The US Navy and the French Navy are on the road towards independence with regard to the dismantling of their end-of-life vessels.

69 pages. 200 illustrations.


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