Where Ships go to Die

Van Mensvoort
January 19th 2007

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Brendan Corr's created a photo essay of the Bangladesh beach/port Chittagong where half of the world's supertankers are disassembled. The reported facts: 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.

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