Saturday, Oct 01, 2022

Alang ship breaking yard


Oxygen diverted for Covid fight, work at industries come to a grinding halt

April 17, 2021 3:21 am

Alang consumes 70-100 tonne of oxygen on a daily basis and most of it is sourced from Shree Ram Group in Bhavnagar, Reliance Industries in Jamnagar and Inox in Ahmedabad and Vadodara.

Ship recycling in Alang: What is its capacity, and can it attract more ageing ships from Europe & Japan?

February 05, 2021 9:55 am

A look at the existing capacity utilisation at one of the world’s biggest ship recycling yards in Gujarat and what the Budget announcement means for Alang, which is planning to add 15 new plots to its existing capacity.

Another cruise liner reaches Alang yard for dismantling

January 10, 2021 12:01 am

Marco Polo is the third cruise vessel to reach Alang in the last 50 days. The first such vessel to arrive for scrapping was "MV Karnika" which could not restart operations after the Covid-19 lockdown in India.

National Authority of Ship Recycling may impact GMB autonomy

October 31, 2020 2:40 pm

The new authority will not only supervise all ship-breaking activities at Alang, through periodic checks and inspections, but the new arrangement will require the GMB to “report” to the national authority which will include timely submission of audit reports for safety, health and environment.

Gujarat on alert for vessel with toxic material ‘heading to Alang’

October 09, 2020 5:48 am

“The Gujarat police has sent us a letter asking us to circulate among our members not to buy this ship. It does not seem like anyone has bought this vessel,” Haresh Parmar, honorary secretary of Ship Recycling Industries Association, told The Indian Express.

'Viraat' sets sail for Gujarat, to be dismantled and sold as scrap

September 19, 2020 3:16 pm

The vessel had served the Indian Navy for 30 years before being decommissioned. It had served in the UK's Royal Navy as HMS Hermes and named INS Viraat after being inducted in the Indian Navy.

Competition From Bangladesh, Pakistan: Ship breaking in Alang at 10-year low

May 19, 2019 8:22 am

Officials say that ship breakers at this yard in Bhavnagar are facing a stiff competition from neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh due to stricter environmental norms here.

Gujarat: Shipbreaking business at Alang sees 12% dip

April 08, 2018 8:44 am

Ship-breakers feel that their counterparts in Bangladesh and Pakistan are able to pay more and the new ship-recycling policy introduced by the Gujarat government in January 2016 has not been able to attract new players to the sector.

Migrant labourer dead, another injured at Alang ship-breaking yard

September 23, 2014 6:01 pm

The incident happened when the 27-year-old victim Prasant Dakua slipped and fell while climbing a ladder.

Alang blast: Govt says plot owner defied safety norms

July 08, 2014 12:56 pm

Families of five victims killed in the mishap to get Rs 2 lakh each.