MPs press for 'thriving' UK ship dismantling industry

The House of Commons Environment Committee has called for the development of a thriving ship dismantling industry in the UK to tackle state-owned and other ships to the highest standards rather than using yards in Asia. However, the MPs acknowledge that in practice most UK-registered vessels are sold on for use under other flags before reaching the end of their working lives - and that international standards on dismantling will therefore be required.

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