Consequences of Shipbreaking in the Indian Ocean Realm

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

Shipbreaking is an industry that uses destructive practices to dismantle end of life vessels who have exceeded their economic value to salvage raw metals. These actions expose the environment and workers to harmful and toxic substances. The international community has taken measures to alleviate the situation but hasn’t been successful in regulating the primary shipbreaking industries in South Asia.