A compensation claim against Maran UK over the death of a recycling worker in Bangladesh will not go to trial.

The claim could have set a legal precedent over whether shipowners could be held responsible for death and injury at demolition yards, even after a vessel had been sold through a third party for recycling.

Human rights law firm Leigh Day represented claimant Hamida Begum, the widow of Khalil Mollah, who fell to his death while dismantling the 300,000-dwt tanker Ekta (built 1995) at the Zuma Enterprise Yard at Chattogram in March 2018.