Alang

  • Gujarat yatra: Health, pollution woes in Alang ignored December 5, 2012

    Bhavnagar: It's Day 3 of CNN-IBN's Gujarat yatra and CNN-IBN heads to Bhavnagar, where life revolves around a ship breaking yard. Alang, that employs almost 50,000 people, is a big money spinner both for the state and the central government, but is also a big polluter. Alang, the graveyard of...
  • Navy to salvage ship stranded at Juhu beach June 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Indian Navy on Thursday started a salvage operation for 'MV Wisdom', which has been stranded at Mumbai's Juhu beach since Sunday. Navy helicopters are dropping heavy duty steel cables and other equipments on the deck of the merchant vessel. Once the cables are fastened on to 'MV Wisdom', tug boats...
  • Toxic ship Gulf Jash heads towards Gujarat port June 1, 2011

    New Delhi: After the controversial Blue Lady, Clemenceau and Platinum II, another infamous toxic ship is making its way to the Indian waters. Gulf Jash, which was earlier named Probo Koala, may reach Alang ship breaking yard in Gujarat for dismantling. The ship turned towards the Indian waters after it was...
  • Toxic ship gets clean chit from Environment Ministry October 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A Ministry of Environment and Forests report has given a clean chit to a US ship - Platinum II - anchored at Alang port for scrapping. Although environmentalists allege the ship contains 200 tonnes of toxic asbestos, the Environment Ministry report says no toxic material has been found...
  • Watch: Central team to probe into toxic ship in Gujarat October 20, 2009

    A Central team has started looking into allegations whether the controversial US Ship Platinum II 2 anchored off the Alang coast in Gujarat is carrying toxic materials. This even as reports are suggesting that radioactive material is now leaking from the ship. ...
  • 'Toxic ship' anchored off Gujarat coast leaking October 19, 2009

    New Delhi: A US ship allegedly carrying toxic material has developed cracks in its hull and water has begun to enter the vessel off the coast of Gujarat. Platinum II is anchored off the Saurashtra coast waiting for clearance to beach at Alang, the ship-breaking centre in Bhavnagar district. Platinum II, a...
  • US ship at Alang poses toxic threat to India October 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The Alang ship-breaking yard in Gujarat is in the thick of controversy again. A US ship, Platinum II, allegedly loaded with highly dangerous toxic waste has been permitted to dock off the Alang coast before it is to be broken down for scrap. This has caused environmentalists to...
  • Alang ship-breakers disabled by asbestos September 6, 2006

    New Delhi: Almost one in every six workers dismantling old boats at Alang shipyard in Gujarat suffers from asbestos poisoning, experts said in a report sure to fuel criticism of an industry long dogged by charges of unsafe working conditions. The experts, appointed by Supreme Court to look into conditions at...
  • Toxic ship docks at Alang August 16, 2006

    Alang (Gujarat): Norwegian cruise liner Blue Lady docked at Gujarat's Alang ship breaking yard on Tuesday for dismantling after the Supreme Court gave the green signal to the concerned authorities to do so. The leader of the worker's union at the yard, Kishore Chandra said that the entry of the...