Breaking Ships: How Supertankers and Cargo Ships Are Dismantled on the Beaches of Bangladesh

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Asbestos, explosives, and chemical waste are only a few of the hazards involved in the meticulous work of destroying a giant ship. When new labor laws and environmental standards came to Europe, the ship-breaking industry moved to places like Chittagong on the coast of Bangladesh-places where the lives of workers seem expendable, and the environment is someone else's problem. "Breaking Ships" follows the demise of the "Asian Tiger," a ship destroyed at one of the twenty ship-breaking yards along the beaches of Chittagong. ...

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