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Bangladesh is a friendly but frequently misunderstood country. It usually only gets a mention by western media when a disaster occurs. Few tourist go there, which is good for those that do, but not so for the Bangladesh economy. This is the first of a series of videos shot on a visit I made in January 2013. Part one starts with a visit to the spectacular and surreal ship breaking yards on the beach north of Chittagong. Hundreds of ships are dismantled here each year using mostly manual labour, very little mechanisation is employed. The work is hard, dirty and dangerous but it gives thousands of men employment and wages to feed their families. Change must take place, but not at the expense of creating starvation conditions for these people. It took Great Britain over two hundred years to cr...
Alang beach (Gujurat, India) is one of the main ship breaking yards in the world. Alang is a census town in Bhavnagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat, India.Alang is known as land of lakes and temples. However today Alang is known for being Asia's largest and world's one of the most important Ship Recycling Yard where various material like Melting scrap, Cast Iron Scrap (Beed), Rolling Material, Profile Plates, Marine Machinery, Marine Engine, Diesel Generating Sets, Electric Motors and so many other items which are available in huge quantity of various qualities are mostly tested and certified by the world famous Lloyds Certifying Co. of England. As per the international reports, more ships for demolition are expected for Alang as Ocean freight is very down. Presently, Alang & ...
Simon visits the shi breaking beaches of Chittagong, where poor and badly treated Bangladeshi workers break up old container ships for scrap metal. Subscribe to the BBC Worldwide channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCWorldwide BBC Worldwide Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCWorldwide This is a channel from BBC Worldwide who help fund new BBC programmes.
As seen on Jun.17, 2015, the hull of the ALGOMA PROGRESS is being dismantled and scrapped at the Marine Recycling Corp. site on the Welland Canal at Port Colborne. Also, the front-pilothouse-steamer AMERICAN FORTITUDE (reg. at Wilmington, Del.) is seen, waiting for scrapping, and the JADRAN (formerly known in Toronto as Captain John's Seafood Restaurant) is also seen, waiting to be scrapped. By Aug.1, 2015 (as seen at 02:16), the JADRAN has had her superstructure removed almost down to the hull, while large sections of the superstructure now sit on the shore. Also see my video of JADRAN being towed into the Welland Canal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irZc4nvwKuk
Shows the step-by-step construction of a pre-fabricated ship, the SS Robert E. Peary Liberty class naval cargo ship at Permanente Metals Corporation No. 2 Yard in Richmond, California. Filmed during the early days of America's involvement in World War Two, this ship set a record breaking time for construction at just 4 days, 15 hours and 29 minutes after the keel was laid down. The film shows all aspects of construction, as well as detailed scenes of activities at the dockyards and the successful launching of the ship. WDTVLIVE42 - Transport, technology, and general interest movies from the past - newsreels, documentaries & publicity films from my archives.
Workers' deaths at the ship-breaking yards of Chittagong are a common incident, as is environmental poisoning. But researchers have now detected one deadly illness that has been silently affecting the workers for decades. Many ships that come to the yards are filled with the mineral asbestos, used in the 1980s and '90s for insulation on high-heat areas such as boilers and steam pipes. It has since been banned across the world for safety concerns. In a recent study, Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE) found that almost 33% of the ship-breaking workers are affected by asbestosis, an incurable disease caused by breathing the mineral in the form of dust or fume.