862 Vessels Scrapped in 2016 -Report
Each year the NGO Shipbreaking Platform collects data and publishes an annual list of ships dismantled world-wide.
Of the 862 vessels dismantled in 2016, 668 were sold for breaking on the beaches of South Asia.
Most vessels scrapped in 2016 were bulk carriers, followed by general cargo and container ships, oil and gas tankers, roll-on roll-offs, passenger vessels and oil platforms.
Bangladesh remained the preferred scrapping destination worldwide in terms of tonnage dismantled.
In terms of vessel size, Pakistan received the largest vessels followed by Bangladesh, while Indian yards scrapped more medium-sized ships. China and Turkey meanwhile tend to recycle smaller vessels on an average.