The current market organisation for disposing of obsolete or damaged vessels does not favor improvements in both the situation of men and environment. Dismantling the ships in a responsible way would, under current market conditions, increase the price that the scrapper needs from the steel industry to levels, which will make ship scrap uncompetitive, or reduces the price a shipowner gets for his end of life ship. The latter will provide an incentive to avoid clean and safe shipbreaking. Thus the additional costs of clean and safe operations form the main bottleneck in its introduction. Scrapping and recycling of ocean going merchant vessels is internationally recognised to show a large potential for improvements in the environmental, health and safety practices and standards.

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Shehab Mamdouh is a litigation and shipping specialist with over 12 years of experience in the UAE and has been with Fichte & Co since 2013. He has a law degree from the Faculty of Law at Alexandria University in Egypt and is a member of the Egyptian Bar Association.

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Ship Recycling was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by Fichte Legal