Working Report no. 18, 2003
Shipbreaking in OECD
Globally, most shipbreaking takes place in on beaches in less developed countries under
poor conditions regarding health, safety and environment. The possibilities for demolition
of ships native to EU/OECD member states have been assessed. Countries with relatively low
labour costs and registered ship breakers include Spain, Italy, Turkey and Mexico.
Shipbreaking under environmentally acceptable conditions takes place in only a few yards
in Italy and Spain. Inspection at the Italian yard suggests it is a suitable choice for
environmentally acceptable shipbreaking. At the inspected Spanish yard some improvement is
necessary to comply with applicable standards.
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