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Turkey rejects toxic ship...

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 1:00

Every year, hundreds of sea vessels retire to the once clean beaches of Asia. In addition to their valuable steel, these old ships often contain hazardous substances that place their workers and the environment in danger. Despite agreement...

Turkey does the right thing - refuses to accept toxic ship

Press release | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

 

Australian toxic waste export stopped just in time

Feature story | 6 January, 2011 at 17:50

Greenpeace and a broad swath of civil society groups in Australia and Europe have successfully prevented solvents and explosives maker Orica from sailing tonnes of extremely harmful chemical waste from Australia to Denmark for incineration. In...

Indian authorities brand 'Clemenceau' illegal transport

Press release | 6 January, 2006 at 1:00

Today the Indian Supreme Court Monitoring Committee (SCMC) branded the French naval aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, which is being towed to India for scrapping, as an illegal transport due to the hazardous materials, including 500 tonnes of...

Highest court in Netherlands says scrap ship is toxic waste

Press release | 19 June, 2002 at 2:00

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

Spain's sinking hazardous ship

Feature story | 9 September, 2004 at 2:00

A four-year-old scandal involving the MV Ulla, a vessel carrying hazardous waste from Spain, finally came to a head on Monday outside the Turkish port of Iskenderun, where the vessel sank taking 2000 tons of hazardous waste with it.

UN International Maritime Organisation fails to heed warnings

Press release | 5 December, 2003 at 1:00

The UN International Maritime Organisation (IMO) failed to protect people and the oceans from bad shipping practices today. Although guidelines on ship recycling were adopted, they are only voluntary so the shipping industry can continue...

French toxic ship to be sent back following court decision

Press release | 15 November, 2002 at 1:00

 

Justice for the environment as French Government takes back the Clemenceau

Press release | 15 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today celebrated President Jacques Chirac’s decision to call back the decommissioned toxic aircraft carrier, the Clemenceau, to France from its journey to the ship-breaking yards in Alang, India.

Clemenceau still waiting for permission

Press release | 13 January, 2006 at 1:00

The Suez Canal harbour authorities have confirmed with Greenpeace that permission for passage through the channel has still not been granted to the French aircraft carrier – the Clemenceau.

European Commission takes on dirty shipping industry

Press release | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed today's announcement by EU Commissioner for the Environment, Margot Wallstrom, that the European Commission will act to make sure the shipping industry cleans its ships of hazardous materials before exporting them to Asia for...

Greenpeace finds toxic asbestos on ship for scrap

Press release | 8 October, 2002 at 2:00

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Iceland, Greenpeace, and whales

Feature story | 25 September, 2003 at 2:00

The recent Rainbow Warrior tour of Iceland was not the first time Greenpeace has tangled, or indeed occasionally tangoed, with Iceland on environmental issues. Rémi Parmentier was onboard the maiden voyage of the original Rainbow Warrior on our...

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