The ship recycling market has remained in a difficult state with very few demolition candidates. In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Clarkson Platou Hellas said that “there was more upheaval to report this week, this time coming from Bangladesh, where despite price levels showing signs of improving, the Bangladeshi Government introduced new restrictions to limit the outgoing volume of U.S. Dollars for ‘essential’ purchases only. This will now pose serious questions concerning these improved levels for any available tonnage in …Read More
YPSA, an organization for sustainable development, has provided food assistance to 10,000 workers and disadvantaged groups in the Sitakund area. Each packet weighing about 28 KG was given rice, pulses, potatoes, salt, oil, soap, and detergent powder. Local Union Parishad chairmen took part in the distribution of these food items. YPSA distributed the food in coordination with the Shipbreaking owner’s association and the local government bodies. This time, the owners have supported the initiative. YPSA provided the food packets for …Read More
One of the severely burned workers, died today on 16th Aoril’2021, who had faced fire accident and suffered burn injuries in an explosion at Jamuna Shipbreakers in Chattogram’s Sitakunda, while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Burn Institute in Dhaka. The deceased was identified as Md Jihad (18), hailing from Sonaichori of Sitakunda upazila. The hospital confirmed about his death at 3.00 PM in the hospital. The accident took place in the yard on April 11 and the eye witness …Read More
Another shipbreaking worker, foreman, died by an accident while an iron sheet fell on him at RA Shipbreaking Yard in Chattogram’s Sitakunda upazila on 13th April, 2021. The deceased was identified as Ataur Rahman (45), son of Shomser Ali of Kurigram, reports our staff correspondent quoting Abdullah Al Sakib Mubarrat, deputy inspector general of Directorate of Factory Inspection. Ataur was severely injured after a solid piece of iron sheet fell on him last night, the official said. He died from …Read More
Safety FIrst Boat Rally to Raise Safety Awareness in Ship Recycling industry. Ship Recycling Industry is one of the most accident prone industries in Bangladesh. As most of the recyclers do not tend to maintain proper safety measures, the death toll in the industry counts 15 to 20 on average every year. In a bid to raise safety awareness Sustainable development organisation YPSA organised a boat rally titled as Safety First on Sitakund Channel alongside the ship recycling yards on …Read More
Another worker died, on 25th December’20 (Friday) in Khawja Ship breaking yard, which is owned by KSRM, in Sitakund upazilla, Chattagram. The worker died by falling from height inside a ship in the yard. The victim is identified as Md Ibrahim (36) of Raninagar of Naogaon district. Including this, there are 10 workers died in this year in different incidents and accidents in different yards. The name of the ship dismantling in the yard is MV. Hermes (IMO 9060326).
দৈত্যের মতো বড় জাহাজগুলোর আশি ভাগের মৃত্যু হয় বাংলাদেশসহ দক্ষিণ এশীয় উপকূলগুলোতে। এই মৃত্যুতে আছে আর্থিক লাভ। তবে আছে মারাত্মক পরিবেশ ও স্বাস্থ্যঝুঁকিও। (more…)
Dangerous and Deadly Work: The Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard. A Report by Gönna Ketels. More Journal Reporters: http://www.dw.de/program/journal/s-32…