Monday, Nov 28, 2022



Explained: How the pandemic is sending luxury liners to Alang, for dismantling

January 12, 2021 12:40 pm

In the last 50 days, three luxury liners have queued up at Alang to be broken. Why is there such a queue? Which luxury liners have reached Alang recently?

'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.

Gujarat: Green shoots visible again as more old ships beach at Alang

April 26, 2016 8:00 am

Only 129 ships beached at Alang for recycling between April 2015 and December 2015, when the business witnessed one of the worst slumps. From January to March 2015, only 67 vessels had come to the yard.

Gujarat: Shipbreakers at Alang criticise new policy as charges shoot up to 35%

January 24, 2016 12:45 pm

Shipbreakers are worried about the rise in charges levied by the state government on them through a new notification which is yet to take shape of a “gazette”.

Project woman architect was eyeing set to begin without her

November 29, 2013 4:48 am

The project involves construction of a three-storey building with seven dormitory blocks.

New ship-breaking code firms up safety at Alang shipyard

May 03, 2013 4:18 am

The Steel Ministry’s new code for ship-breaking has firmed up safety provisions for workers and delegated more powers to industrial safety personnel.

Another ‘toxic’ ship sails towards Alang,raises eyebrows

September 10, 2012 5:14 am

The impending arrival of Northern Vitality,a 15-year-old ship owned by a German company,from current position in Singapore to Alang in Bhavnagar for dismantling in a week’s time is being seen as violation of the Supreme Court’s order in July banning breaking of any toxic laden ship at Alang.

UN team visits Alang,focus on workers’ safety

January 18, 2010 5:05 am

Two human rights officers of the United Nations (UN) visited Alang on Sunday and held a series of meetings with officials of the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB),Gujarat Maritime Board and other social groups.

Alang: Toxic ship’s documents fake

November 09, 2009 4:08 am

Platinum II,which is awaiting beaching permission for Alang for over a month now,has been mired in another fresh controversy....

Move to develop Alang on PPP model initiated

October 26, 2009 5:05 am

In its bid to boost the ship-breaking industry in Gujarat,the state government has initiated a concerted move to develop,maintain and operate the Alang Ship Breaking Yard near Bhavnagar on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.