SHIP DEMOLITION

Après l’affaire du porte-avions Clemenceau, Robin des Bois a voulu y voir clair dans le monde de la démolition et du recyclage des vieux navires de commerce et militaires en fin de vie. A cet effet, un bulletin trimestriel d’information et d’analyses a été mis en chantier et lancé en 2006. Chaque numéro de « A la casse », « Shipbreaking » en version anglaise, est un tour du monde des meilleures techniques disponibles et beaucoup plus nombreuses des pires techniques disponibles. Un gros succès éditorial épluché par les spécialistes du monde entier.

(Français) Une cascade de boulettes made in Med

3 Dec 2018

(Français) Une cascade de boulettes made in Med

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“Shipbreaking” #53, the International Shipbreaking Show

2 Nov 2018

“Shipbreaking” #53, the International Shipbreaking Show
Bulletin of information and analysis on end-of-life ships
July 1st to September 30, 2018
pdf – 13.1 Mo
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(Français) Tahiti : deux immersions d’épaves sont imminentes

26 Sep 2018

(Français) Tahiti : deux immersions d’épaves sont imminentes

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The old liner must not be scrapped in the old-fashioned way

13 Sep 2018

The old liner must not be scrapped in the old-fashioned way

Built in 1965 by Uljanik Shipyards in Pula, Croatia, the Portuguese-flagged cruise ship Porto, is laid-up in Lisbon for 4 years. According to the European regulation, from January 1, 2019 onward, she will have to be demolished in one of the 21 EU-approved ship recycling yards. Unless she escapes beforehand towards a scrapyard outside the European Union and without notification of waste shipment under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal.

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Fuego !

6 Sep 2018

The former corvette Alfonso Ceirquera was scuttled off the cliffs of Madeira Island.

In a deafening crash and a grey cloud, the old hull built in the 1970s sank into the Atlantic with its toxic paints, PCB-coated wiring, asbestos and old engines seeping oils and fuel.

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“Shipbreaking” #52, the International Shipbreaking Show

31 Jul 2018

“Shipbreaking” #52, the International Shipbreaking Show

Bulletin of information and analysis on end-of-life ships
April 1st to June 30, 2018
83 pages, 235 photos, 95 sources (pdf – 13,1 Mo)

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The International Shipbreaking Show #51

17 May 2018

The International Shipbreaking Show #51

An almost dead calm for the beginning of the year but still 222 ships scrapped, or a 34 km-long convoy. Tankers are in the lead. They are heading younger and younger for the demolition beaches especially double hull ships. The Amba Bhavanee demolished in Alang was 15 years old.

In tonnage, Bangladesh is sweeping the board with the temporary ban of oil tankers in Pakistan. China continues being off-side

27% of the ships scrapped belonged to European or EFTA shipowners.
Of 222 ships, only 6% were scrapped in Europe.

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(Français) Séminaire sur les navires abandonnés et les épaves maritimes

17 May 2018

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(Français) La bataille du Rio Tagus n’est pas perdue

9 Apr 2018

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Sète in West Africa

5 Apr 2018

Sète in West Africa

Robin des Bois (Robin Hood) suggests that the port of Sète along the Mediterranean Sea be by special derogation incorporated into the Abuja MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), a West African maritime agreement reputed to be non-existent in the quality control of ships calling in the ports of Abidjan, Lomé, Lagos among others.

Indeed the port of Sète and his maritime safety centre are getting ready in the coming days to let the Paris, a Spanish tug, leave Sète towing the Rio Tagus spoiled by rust and water ingress. She is berthed at Sète for 8 years.

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