Annual Report

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, based in Brussels, Belgium, is a coalition
of 18 environmental, human and labour rights organisations first created in September 2005. That year, it was realized by some of the few NGOs working on the shipbreaking issue that a broader base of support both geographically and in orientation was needed to challenge the arguments from a powerful shipping industry not used to being held accountable for
its substandard practices. With member organisations based in consumer,
owner as well as in the largest shipbreaking countries, the Platform has built up a solid north-south network and is the only organisation addressing the shipbreaking issue at the international level.