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12 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:06 GMT+2

July 14, 2020

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Case for negligence against a maritime agency English for the death of a worker at a demolition site Bengali naval

A ruling by the British High Court of Justice will allow the widow to file a complaint

The widow of a 32-year-old worker who died while dismantled a ship in a ship wrecking site of the Bangladesh will be able to file a negligence lawsuit British maritime agency Maran (UK) Ltd. played a role in the sale of the naval unit demolition. British law firm Leigh Day has announced Judge Robert Jay of the High Court of Justice yesterday ruled that accepted the request of the widow Hamida Begum to file a complaint for negligence against the British maritime agency, which is Greek shipping group Angelicoussis.

Highlighting that the decision may have a significant impact impact on the shipping industry as historically shipowners have sent thousands of ships to the demolition on the South Asian beaches, the law firm, which represents the Mrs. Begum, specified that according to Judge Jay the Maran (UK) was likely to have a duty of care to the Bangladeshi worker, who the maritime agency had the right to influence the decision on the site where to dismantle the ship and that he could have ensured that the ship was recycled into ethical motion perhaps accepting a sale price of the ship more Low.

In addition, the law firm pointed out that the judge accepted the view that, given the riskiness of dismantling of ships taking place in Chittagong, the shipping companies that sell their ships for demolished in Bangladesh may be required to compensate damage to workers who are injured or who perish performing the dismantling activities of the Ship. In addition, Leigh Day noted, the judgment shipping companies that use intermediaries to surrender their ships cannot rely on clauses contractual arrangements that involve the use of ethical shipyards to the demolition of ships, as these clauses are clearly will be ignored.

In March 2018 Khalil Mollah had died after falling from a great height while working aboard the ship Ekta,in formerly called Maran Centaurus,a Suezmax oil tanker 300,000 tonnes of gross capacity built in 1995. The study British law-announced that in August 2017, with a transaction worth more than 16 million dollars, the ship was was sold for demolition and shortly after was stranded on a beach in Chittagong.

According to the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a coalition non-governmental organisations whose purpose is to protect human rights, labour and the environment in human rights dismantling and scrapping of the ships, the Ekta had been sold to the ship's wrecker by the Swiss Navimar, who had purchased the tanker operated by Maran Tankers and had acted transaction as a pure broker Financial.

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