Alang, Where Ships Go To Die

Alang, India, where ships are driven ashore at high tide and taken apart by poorly paid workers who are often injured or killed by the work they do. Even if they survive the day’s work, they are exposed to hazardous waste.

I find the ship-breaking process fascinating/horrifying, especially when magnificent ships such as the S.S. France (which I was lucky enough to sail on as a child) are broken up. One of the best articles written about this is by William Langewiesche, one of my favorite authors.

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