The top 5 shipbreaking nations have remained the same for almost a decade, with the South Asian nations India, Bangladesh and Pakistan accounting for around 50% of all merchant vessels and cruise ships sold for scrap each year. In these countries, ships are usually run aground at full speed onto heavily polluted beaches where they are stripped of all useable and recyclable parts.
In 2013, the most recent figures available, 1,119 ships were sold for scrap and 92% of them were broken up in these top 5 countries, Arabian Supply Chain.com (the online home of Maritime & Ports Middle East) takes a look at where they went to die.
Source: Arabian supply chain. 9 June 2015http://www.arabiansupplychain.com/article-11431-top-5-places-ships-go-to-die/