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Coronavirus slows safety reforms in Bangladesh’s ship-breaking industry

Bangladesh ship breakers

Dhaka, BangladeshThomson Reuters Foundation The coronavirus pandemic has slowed efforts to make safer the often hazardous job of dismantling old ships in Bangladesh, officials said, following the latest worker fatality.  COVID-19 temporarily shuttered ship-breaking yards in Bangladesh, one of the world’s main destinations for end-of-life vessels, delaying safety reforms ahead of a 2023 deadline. Workers […]

Widow of Bangladeshi ship-breaking worker free to sue UK-based firm

Ship breaking Bangladesh

Dhaka, BangladeshThomson Reuters Foundation A Bangladeshi woman whose husband died while dismantling an oil tanker at a ship-breaking yard in 2018 can file a negligence claim against a British company involved in the vessel’s sale, London’s High Court ruled this week. Khalil Mollah, 32, fell to his death while working on a tanker called the […]