Asia's Biggest Shipbreakers Keep Doors Shut

Alang ship-breakers decide to keep their facilities shut in protest against the arrest of shipbreakers arrested for culpable homicide.

Three ship-breakers were booked for culpable homicide after six labourers were killed in a fire on an oil tanker on October 6. Those arrested included the owners of Kiran Ship Breaking Company Ram Krishna Jain and Vipin Jain along with the manager Rajesh Jugud, reports 'The Times of India'.

It was the first time that ship-breakers have been booked and arrested under these charges. If convicted, they face a minimum of three years jail and a maximum life imprisonment.

Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has sealed off the site of the tragic ship dismantling blaze as their investigation continues.

Source: The Times of India

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