UK backing of shipbreaking heartens embattled Able UK

Nov 12, 2004 | 08:36 AM |

Able UK Ltd.'s long-delayed effort to scrap some U.S. "Ghost Fleet" ships in northern England moved nearer to reality last week when the British government threw its weight behind the development of a ship-dismantling industry.

An Environment Department select committee led by Environment Minister Elliot Morley issued a report welcoming "the development of a thriving ship-dismantling industry in the U.K. to dismantle all defunct state-owned vessels to the highest standards of health, safety and environmental protection."....

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