Ship Breaking Plant

TitleShip Breaking Plant
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractIn late 2005, Bay Bridge Enterprises visited the small coastal town of Newport, Oregon and proposed opening a ship-breaking plant on the banks of Yaquina bay. The company offered 125 jobs paying $20 an hour. However, ship breaking, or the dismantling of obsolete ships to recover valuable steel, can be very dangerous and has the reputation for being one of the dirtiest jobs on earth. In consequence a strong number of interested parties in the Newport area formed an opposition organization to try and stop the ship-breaking plant proposal, citing the potential harm to the environment that the plant might cause.
NotesCase from 2006 Regional Ethics Bowls, 2006. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2006