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The shipwrecking yards of Chittagong are one of two main places where ships who have reached the end of line are dismantled and recycled. The other place is Annan in India. It is very hard work, paid wiht ~ 0.7 EUR per day. Low standards for labor safety made these places competitive with shipyards in Germany or Poland where this work has been done a couple of decades ago. Each week accidents happen. The shipwrecking yards in Chittagong are usually protected from foreign eyes by plant security. Workers are pulling gas bottles to the wrecks for the welders. Other workers are carrying or pulling stuff from the ships to the shore. It takes about 3 weeks to dismantle an oil tanker.

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