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Ship-Breaking Yards (13 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

An ocean vessel at the ship-breaking yards of Sitakund, Bangladesh waiting to be dismantled by the workers. A worker at Bangladesh's ship-breaking yards in Sitakund is standing next to a big ocean vessel that will be dismantled within 6 months.

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Ship-Breaking Yards (12 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Life boats of dismantled ocean vessels cover the muddy beaches of Sitakund, Bangladesh after everything else of the ship has been cut off and sold.

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Ship-breaking Yards (11 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

A worker at Bangladesh's ship-breaking yards in Sitakund ist standing next to a big ocean vessel that will be dismantled within 6 months. Although this industry is very profitable, it carries a number of environmental and human health hazards. Ships are not properly cleaned before beaching and often discharge dangerous chemical and fumes.

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Ship-breaking yards (10 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Barrels with oil are standing next an ocean vessel on the muddy beach of Sitakund Bangladehs. The vessel will be dismantled by workers within six months. Safety and environment regulations are mostly ignored.

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Ship-breaking yards (9 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

A worker is standing next to an ocean vessel that will be dismantled within six months.

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Ship-breaking yards (8 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Workers at an ocean vessel near Sitakund, Bangladesh dismantle a ship. Safety and environment regulations are mostly ignored.

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Ship-breaking yards (7 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Ocean vessels, ready to be dismantled by Bangladeshi and migrant workers, are stranded at the muddy beaches of Sitakund, Bangladesh along with old life boats. The vessels are dismantled by the workers within six months. Safety and environment regulations are mostly ignored.

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Ship-breaking yards (6 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Workers at the beaches of Sitakund, Bangladesh - where ocean vessels are being dismantled within six months.

In addition to the health and safety issues, workers work extremely long hours for little pay, earning around 1-3 dollars per day.

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Ship-breaking yards (5 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

The Bangladeshi economy relies on income and employment for the ship-breaking industry, however, the workers are exposed to toxins such as asbestos and other materials that cause damage to their health.

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Ship-breaking yards (4 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Workers at the ship-breaking yards in Bangladeshi town of Sitakund. In the majority of the shipyards, workers are being deprived of their rights. Fatal injuries are common. Safety and environment regulations during the dismantling process are mostly ignored.

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Ship-breaking yards (3 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Workers at the ship-breaking yards in Bangladeshi town of Sitakund use rope in order to dismantle a ship. The employees are exposed to tough working conditions with little labour rights.

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Ship-breaking yards (24 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Ocean vessels are placed on the muddy beach of Sitakund where they will be dismantled piece by piece by workers from the ship-breaking companies.

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Ship-breaking yards (23 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

A huge ocean vessel is being dismantled by workers from a ship-breaking company in Sitakund, Bangladesh

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Ship-breaking yards (22 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

This is the area of ship-breaking companies in Sitakund, Bangladesh. Although this industry is very profitable, it carries a number of environmental and human health hazards. For example, ships are not properly cleaned before beaching and often discharge dangerous chemical and fumes.

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Ship-breaking yards (21 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

The ship-breaking yards in Sitakund, Bangladesh. Between 1,000-2,000 people have died in this line of work in Bangladesh, according to local organizations.

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Ship-breaking yards (20 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

A ship is being dismantled piece by piece at the ship-breaking yards in Sitakund, Bangladesh.

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Ship-breaking yards (19 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

An enormous ocean vessel is being dismantled at the ship-breaking yards in Sitakund, Bangladesh. The demolition of ships is a very dangerous occupation. According to the Bangladeshi media, more than 400 workers have been killed and 6000 seriously injured, over the last two decades.

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Ship-breaking yards (18 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Workers at the ship-breaking yards at the Sitakund beach, where enormous ocean vessels are being dismantled. Some of the ships can measure up to 350 meter long and weight up to 10-15,000 tons.

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Ship-breaking yards (16 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Ship-breaking yards in Sitakund, Bangladesh. In the majority of the shipyards, workers are being deprived of their rights. Fatal injuries are common. Safety and environment regulations during the dismantling process are mostly ignored.

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Ship-breaking yards (15 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

Rooms where toxic waste of the ship-dismantling process is being stored. Nevertheless, environment regulations are often ignored and toxic waste and oil are discharged in the ocean.

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Ship-breaking yards (14 of 24)
Sitakund, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
10 Apr 2012

A worker in the ship-breaking yard area near Sitakund, Bangladesh.