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) Non à l’expulsion du Rio Tagus

16 Dec 2016

(Français) Non à l’expulsion du Rio Tagus

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“Shipbreaking” #45, July 1 – September 30, 2016

3 Nov 2016

“Shipbreaking” #45, July 1 – September 30, 2016

“Shipbreaking” #45
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
from July 1 to September 30, 2016

– Update on ship demolition in Europe.
– The historical destinations.
– A supply vessel involved in the fight against the Olympic Bravery oil spill has left to be broken up.
– The hasty scrapping of container ships.
– Update on the Modern Express.
– Update on the disaster on Gadani ship dismantling beach (Pakistan).

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(Français) Alang à Brest

12 Aug 2016

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“Shipbreaking” # 44, April 1 – June 30, 2016

29 Jul 2016

“Shipbreaking” # 44, April 1 – June 30, 2016

“Shipbreaking” # 44 (pdf – 8 Mo)
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
from April 1 to June 30, 2016 (pdf, 90 p. – 8 Mo)

– The Panama Papers in the troubled waters of shipbreaking
– Alang is the first class beaching for Maersk
– More and more oil platforms on the beach
– A North Korean freighter to be scrapped in Mexico
– The Spanish aircraft carrier is looking for her final destination
– The latest news from in situ breakings of shipwrecks

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(Français) Captain Tsarev : une démolition à la hussarde?

25 May 2016

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Corse Exfiltration

13 May 2016

Corse Exfiltration

Background Note:

The Corse, an old ferry of the SNCM, IMO  8003620, was constructed by the shipyard Dubigeon Normandie in Prairie-au-Duc in 1983.

She has not sailed since 2014 and is no longer being maintained. For Europe, this is a sub-standard vessel that would never be authorized to resume service in its waters.

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“Shipbreaking” #43, January 1 to March 31, 2016

29 Apr 2016

“Shipbreaking” #43, January 1 to March 31, 2016
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Panama Papers in Brest

15 Apr 2016

Panama Papers in Brest

The Captain Tsarev has been rusting for 7 and a half years in basin n°5 of the commercial port of Brest. Built in 1982 in Lübeck (Germany), 153.60m in length, the ship suffered an engine failure and was towed to the Brittany port in November 2008. She never left. The crew has not been paid, 15 of the 24 Russian and Ukranian crew members disembarked in February 2009, the others remained on board until September 2009. The Captain Tsarev has been visited, pillaged, squatted, and suffered a fire in September 2014. The Russian ship-owner based in Piraeus (Greece) no longer gives any sign of life. The vessel is a dump. She contains 4 to 500 t of extinguishing water following the fire, asbestos and 5 to 600 t of fuel. She flies the Panama flag.

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Kalliopi RC, a mechanical refugee at Le Havre

11 Mar 2016

Kalliopi RC, a mechanical refugee at Le Havre

Kalliopi RC, ex Hoechst Express, is the fourth in the series of 8 Samsung 4600 container ships. They were built between 1991-1994 for the German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd. At that time, with a length of 294m, they seemed gigantic. In March 2015, Hapag-Lloyd, the 6th biggest container shipping line gets rid of its oldest units. Two Samsung 4600 are immediately sent to China to be demolished. The six surviving sisterships got some extra time. The Stuttgart Express is still sailing as MSC Roberta. The other five were bought by the German ship-owner König & Cie Gmbh & Co Kg.

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“Shipbreaking #42”, from October 1 to December 31, 2015

28 Jan 2016

“Shipbreaking #42”, from October 1 to December 31, 2015

“Shipbreaking”

Quarterly bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition # 42

from October 1 to December 31, 2015 pdf 63 pages. 11 Mo

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Overview and analysis on 10 years of  “Shipbreaking” bulletin

and 16 outstanding ex-ships

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