Where Ships Go To Die

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I saw this link to a Foreign Policy photo essay, and thought that the photos were both too startling and amazing to ignore. Brendan Corr's gorgeous images are all of a Bangladesh beach/port called Chittagong where half of the world's supertankers are disassembled. The reported facts are pretty insane: that over 200,000 Bangladeshis are employed by the work, that most of the workers don't have gloves or shoes and have to work extra-cautiously to avoid the razor-sharp metals and pollutants, and that the scrap metal stripped from these ships supplies 80 percent of Bangladesh's steel. Anyway, I've posted a few below, but you can see more of the lush photos at Foreign Policy. Link thanks to ettf.

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September 26, 2006 - 8:34am
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