On Tuesday, the 15,400-gt cruise ship Titan (built 1975) was beached at Gadani in Pakistan for recycling. It should not be there.

The Titan is the former Salamis Filoxenia, a ship that until February was owned by Salamis Cruises of Cyprus and flew the Cypriot flag.

Under European Union law, it should have been recycled at an EU-approved facility, of which there are none on the Indian subcontinent.