Scrapyard Challenge 2

  • FOIL
  • FOIL Ireland
  • FOIL Northern Ireland
  • FOIL Scotland

By way of introduction, delegates watched a short video showing graphically the working conditions for those involved in shipbreaking in Bangladesh, one of the three principal locations for this activity (with India and Pakistan), although there are other sites in countries such as Turkey and China. The film showed huge numbers of beached ships awaiting dismantling. It was evident from both the images and the commentary that working conditions were extremely poor, with minimal personal protective equipment and a great deal of manual handling. Mortality rates were high, as were the levels of injury and illness.


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