India 1992 Alang. Ships Scrapyard

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India. Province of Gujarat. Alang. Workers, all men, climb up the anchor's chain to have access to the boat. Ships aground. Vessels stranded. Bottoms of ships at low tide on the shore. Alang, located in the Gulf of Khambhat, is a ships breaking place and is considered as the biggest scrapyard in the world. Ships recycling for its metals. Environmental issues. Hazardous waste. © 1992 Didier Ruef