Norwegian Shipowners to stop beaching
In an op-ed in Dagens Næringsliv, the largest daily business paper in Norway, Norwegian Shipowners Association and their CEO Sturla Henriksen say a definite NO to shipbreaking on beaches. -This is a major victory for Bellona and all other NGOs fighting against dangerous dismantling of ships, Bellona advisor Sigurd Enge said.
Five years after BP blowout, Florida’s oil and health problems evade national attention
CAT POINT, Florida – It’s almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon blowout and Bellona’s Karl Kristensen and I have just struck oil on a beach in Cat Point, Florida – a state whose post-spill wounds have gone untreated for too long.
Twenty-one ships with ties to Norway dumped on beaches in 2013
A total of 40 ships previously owned or controlled by Norwegian interests were recycled in 2013, of which 21 were beached in Pakistan, India or Bangladesh, areas that are characterized by extremely dangerous working conditions and significant environmental exposure to asbestos, heavy metals and Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs.
From our statutes: §2 Object Clause. The Bellona Foundation’s objective is to achieve increased ecological awareness and protection of nature, environment and health. The foundation shall initiate actions to promote this objective. We have achieved a lot since our inception together with our partners, friends and sponsors. Most appreciated is support for our work from […]
Bellona and other NGOs naming and blaming shipowners for beaching vessels on South Asian
The NGO Shipbreaking Platform yesterday went online with a new website tracking ships that have been sent for environmentally unsound breaking on South Asian beaches, and allowing easier tracking of companies and nations that essentially abandon derelict vessels to substandard dismantling facilities on the shores of the developing world.