The Japanese shipping giant NYK and its group company NYK Bulk & Projects completed the dismantling of a bulk carrier named Kamo at the PHP Ship Recycling Facility in Bangladesh.
The Bangladeshi yard is operated by PHP Ship Breaking and Recycling Industries, which meets the requirements of the Hong Kong Convention and has been certified by NYK, as the Japanese group claims.
Supervisors and seafarers were dispatched by the group in order to monitor the prevention of environmental pollution and industrial accidents.
Ship-recycling yards are mainly located in developing countries such as India and Bangladesh, and some of those yards have received international attention for needing to adopt proper measures to prevent environmental pollution and industrial accidents.
Bangladesh’s ratification of the Hong Kong Convention on 26 June paved the way for the treaty’s entry into force two years later, on 26 June 2025. In the meantime, international society is expected to step forward to address issues at ship-recycling yards.
The Japanese group said that “NYK has actively worked to improve antipollution measures and safety controls in the ship-recycling industry by participating in the Japanese government’s monitoring committee for Bangladesh yards. On July 3, NYK newly certified two ship-recycling yards in Bangladesh that meet the company’s standards.”