SHIP DEMOLITION

Après l’affaire du porte-avions Clemenceau, Robin des Bois a voulu y voir clair dans le monde de la démolition et du recyclage des vieux navires de commerce et militaires en fin de vie. A cet effet, un bulletin trimestriel d’information et d’analyses a été mis en chantier et lancé en 2006. Chaque numéro de « A la casse », « Shipbreaking » en version anglaise, est un tour du monde des meilleures techniques disponibles et beaucoup plus nombreuses des pires techniques disponibles. Un gros succès éditorial épluché par les spécialistes du monde entier.

“Shipbreaking” #60, the International Shipbreaking Show

4 Aug 2020

“Shipbreaking” #60, the International Shipbreaking Show

“Shipbreaking” # 60 (pdf – 9.4 Mo)
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
April, May, June 2020

– The banks are booby-trapped. They’re lending money to ship owners. They think they are protected by a multi-million dollar first mortgage taken out on the ships and sometimes it goes bad. A bank in Hong Kong discovered this by reading “Shipbreaking” # 58, among other things. Ongoing investigation… See p.2.

– The FLOC of the VLOC ex VLCC. The uninitiated will understand what it means by following the crossword in ” Shipbreaking”, p. 5. It’s not safe to convert an oil tanker into an ore carrier.

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“Shipbreaking” #59

29 May 2020

The bulletin n°59 could only be special. Robin des Bois tracked derelict and slave ships that prowled the Mediterranean and Black Sea and slipped through the meshes of the surveillance nets. They should urgently be scrapped, but they continue against all odds carrying anything from hashish and explosives to live meat (p. 2-46). In some respects, they benefit by the collusion of the European Union since many of them have as classification societies opportunistic companies established in Greece and Cyprus and acting on behalf of safe and prestigious flags such as those of Togo and Moldavia.

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(Français) Covid-19 : un léopard se confine dans un ex-tanker français

5 May 2020

(Français) Covid-19 : un léopard se confine dans un ex-tanker français

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(Français) Le cimetière de bateaux de Bizerte

28 Feb 2020

(Français) Le cimetière de bateaux de Bizerte

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“Shipbreaking” #58, the International Shipbreaking Show

24 Feb 2020

“Shipbreaking” #58 (pdf – 12.3 Mo)
+ 2019 overview
72 pages – 114 sources – 223 illustrations

– Flash sale of Bramco 1 on the Chinese judicial auction platform. Large capital gain for buyers. Bramco 1 ends up in Bangladesh. p 15

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“Shipbreaking” #57, the International Shipbreaking Show

27 Nov 2019

“Shipbreaking” # 57 (pdf – 14 Mo)
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
from July 1 to September 30, 2019

Move carefully along the dark side of ship scrapping.

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“Shipbreaking” #56, the International Shipbreaking Show

2 Aug 2019

“Shipbreaking” #56, the International Shipbreaking Show

Shipbreaking # 56 (pdf – 10,3 Mo)
from April 1 to June 30, 2019

A 25 km-long convoy to be scrapped.168 ships. 85 % were beached in Asia.

Brittany. Rostellec Cove is about to get rid of 2 black spots. Cf. p. 4.

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“Shipbreaking” #55: between getting worse and getting better

11 Jun 2019

“Shipbreaking” #55: between getting worse and getting better
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“Shipbreaking” #54, special issue

1 Mar 2019

“Shipbreaking” #54, special issue

Bulletin of information and analysis on end-of-life ships (pdf – 7.7 Mo)
October-November-December 2018 Review
+ Overall assessment for 2018

October-November-December 2018 :
– 90% of the ships were scrapped in Asia and 38% belonged to European shipowners.
– The number of deflaggings for the last trip is increasing. It represents 44% of the ships to be scrapped. Palau is at the top of the hearse flags. The archipelago is the only one to deal with companies based in the British Virgin Islands.
– China is withdrawing from the market. Only 2 to 3 demolition yards remain open. Before suspending access in early 2019, China hosted to be demolished the Steve Irwin from the NGO Sea Shepherd, Netherlands flag, and the Swan, Curacao flag, a heavy lift carrier.

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(Français) Depuis la Corse jusqu’à Alang

31 Dec 2018

(Français) Depuis la Corse jusqu’à Alang

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