DIFE and YPSA jointly celebrate the National Occupational Health and Safety Day 2024

The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) and YPSA jointly celebrate the National Occupational Health and Safety Day 2024 in Chattogram on Sunday. The theme of this year’s celebration was “Healthy Workers, Beautiful Work Environment, Building a Smart Bangladesh.” The program was held at the Chattogram Zila Shilpokola Academy. The chief guest of the event was Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Md. Sadi Ur Rahim Javed, who represented the Divisional Commissioner. The special guests included Md. Giyas …Read More

US Ambassador Peter D. Haas Tours YPSA Safety First Center

Peter D. Haas, United States ambassador to Bangladesh, visited YPSA’s Safety First Center in Chattogram on  April 23. The Ambassador’s visit aimed to learn about YPSA’s various activities for improving the ship recycling industry. He was accompanied by Mr. Stephen Ibelli, Public Affairs Officer, Ms. Asha Beh, Information Officer, and Media Coordinator Mr. Tariqul Islam Nahin. YPSA Chief Executive Mr. Md. Arifur Rahman and Coordinator Muhammed Ali Shahin welcomed the Ambassador to the center. This is the first time an …Read More

The Challenges to be Green Ship Recycling Yard in Bangladesh : YPSA Round Table Meeting

Bangladesh’s ship recycling industry dismantles hundreds of scrap ships every year. The industry not only employs thousands of people but also provides revenue worth Tk. 1000-1500 crore to the government. Despite the improvement in safety and compliance, the industry witnessed the lowest imports of scrap ships in a decade. In this context, immediate government assistance has become essential to recover the sector from collapsing. Speakers at a roundtable emphasized this on Thursday afternoon. The non-governmental Development Organization YPSA, in collaboration …Read More

Ship Recycling Market in Dire Straits: Hellenic Shipping News

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 provided food assistance to 10,000 Shipbreaking workers and disadvantaged groups

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

Explosion killed another Shipbreaking worker after five days of the injury

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

Worker died in RA Shipbreaking yard

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

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

Ship breaking worker died in KSRM owned yard

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).

YPSA observed World Human Rights Day’2020

On the occasion of World Human Rights Day’2020, the sustainable organization, YPSA, has arranged a candle light vigil remembering the dead workers of the shipbreaking yards where the workers, representatives from different civil society organizations, family of the dead and injured workers, volunteers have joined and expressed their solidarity. After the Press conference a candle light vigil was arranged in remembrance of the dead workers and appealing for the safety in all the yards. The event was also attended by …Read More