This group tracks the responses of shipping industry towards environmental health concerns, highlights influence of shipping companies from EU, US and Japan etc on IMO and its Marine Environment Protection Committee & South Asian governments. It is keen to restore beaches in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan to their pristine glory for the coming generations. For more information visit: www.toxicswatch.org, banasbestosindia.blogspot.com
Dubious Shipping Companies & Fake Documents
Earlier, Ministry of Environment & Forests wrote to Interminiterial Committee on Ship breaking for which Steel Ministry is the nodal point in the matter of investigation of the fugitive dead US ship. It also took note of the need for probe into the issue of fake port of registry of the dead ships that entered Indian waters after the Supreme Court's order of 6.9.2007. Shipping companies use corporate veils to avoid liabilities of their end of life ships. The letter is enclosed.