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India 1992 Alang. Ships Scrapyard (28 images)

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Alang, about 250 km from Ahmedabad, has for long been a booming graveyard of ships from the world over, a place where vessels are ripped apart for every little particle that will fetch money as scrap. The ship-breaking yard came up in 1982. Alang's unique geographical feature, with the highest ebb-and-high-tide difference, helped the ship breaking industry to grow.The 10-km stretch of muddy beach started seeing ships coming to meet their end. It first started attracting business from Mumbai....
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