Transforming the Dirty and Dangerous Business of Ship Breaking
Shipbreaking is the process of dismantling an obsolete vessel’s structure for scrapping or disposal. Conducted on a dismantling yard, it involves a wide range of activities. From removing all the gear and equipment that are on the ships to cutting down and recycling the ship’s infrastructure. Shipbreaking is a challenging process, due to the structural complexity of the ships and the environmental, safety and health issues involved . Due to cheaper labour costs and fewer health and safety regulations that have to be followed, the developing world hosts the vast majority of ship breaking efforts.
The Atlas Initiative and The Chowdhury Family is a proud supporter of The Bangladesh Marine Academy Scholarship Program.
The Atlas Initiative, dedicated to Sanaullah Chowdhury, is committed to being a champion for the Bangladesh Marine Academy and its graduates, promoting Bangladeshi maritime education and promising career development for the seafarers it produces.
"My father loved Bangladesh and had a passion for the Marine Academy and its graduates as well as making Shipbreaking safe. It is an honor to continue the path of my father through the Atlas Initiative."