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Photographer at work in Gadani

Gadani ship-breaking yard is the world's third largest ship breaking yard. The yard consists of 132 ship-breaking plots located across a 10 km long beach

Close-up on the work on one of the ships at the Ship Breaking Yard of Gadani, Pakistan. (www.jungle.eu)

Ship Breaking Yard of Gadani

Close-up on the work on one of the ships at the Ship Breaking Yard of Gadani, Pakistan. (www.jungle.eu)

FEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES pose so big a challenge as ship breaking. Reducing a freighter the size of a skyscraper to chunks of steel small enough to melt is dangerous, back-breaking work. It took 80 men armed with cutting torches and Herculean stamina 12 weeks to dismantle the Tristan at a dock near Shanghai last year, a process photographer Raphael Olivier called loud, smelly, and “totally Mad Max.”  Freighters like the Tristan, a 650-foot-long car carrier, spend no more than 25 or 30 years…

See Workers Tear Apart a 650-Foot Ship in Shanghai

FEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES pose so big a challenge as ship breaking. Reducing a freighter the size of a skyscraper to chunks of steel small enough to melt is dangerous, back-breaking work. It took 80 men armed with cutting torches and Herculean stamina 12 weeks to dismantle the Tristan at a dock near Shanghai last year, a process photographer Raphael Olivier called loud, smelly, and “totally Mad Max.” Freighters like the Tristan, a 650-foot-long car carrier, spend no more than 25 or 30 years…

FEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES pose so big a challenge as ship breaking. Reducing a freighter the size of a skyscraper to chunks of steel small enough to melt is dangerous, back-breaking work. It took 80 men armed with cutting torches and Herculean stamina 12 weeks to dismantle the Tristan at a dock near Shanghai last year, a process photographer Raphael Olivier called loud, smelly, and “totally Mad Max.”  Freighters like the Tristan, a 650-foot-long car carrier, spend no more than 25 or 30 years…

See Workers Tear Apart a 650-Foot Ship in Shanghai

FEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES pose so big a challenge as ship breaking. Reducing a freighter the size of a skyscraper to chunks of steel small enough to melt is dangerous, back-breaking work. It took 80 men armed with cutting torches and Herculean stamina 12 weeks to dismantle the Tristan at a dock near Shanghai last year, a process photographer Raphael Olivier called loud, smelly, and “totally Mad Max.” Freighters like the Tristan, a 650-foot-long car carrier, spend no more than 25 or 30 years…

Ship Breaking Yard of Gadani | Atlas Obscura

Ship Breaking Yard of Gadani

Ship Breaking Yard of Gadani | Atlas Obscura

The bow of a giant tanker which has been partially dismantled sits on the beach at the Gadani ship-breaking yard near Karachi

World's biggest ship graveyard - where huge tankers and cruise liners are scrapped on the shorefront and workers toil for £2 a day

The bow of a giant tanker which has been partially dismantled sits on the beach at the Gadani ship-breaking yard near Karachi ~ Photo by.

FEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES pose so big a challenge as ship breaking. Reducing a freighter the size of a skyscraper to chunks of steel small enough to melt is dangerous, back-breaking work. It took 80 men armed with cutting torches and Herculean stamina 12 weeks to dismantle the Tristan at a dock near Shanghai last year, a process photographer Raphael Olivier called loud, smelly, and “totally Mad Max.”  Freighters like the Tristan, a 650-foot-long car carrier, spend no more than 25 or 30 years…

See Workers Tear Apart a 650-Foot Ship in Shanghai

FEW INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES pose so big a challenge as ship breaking. Reducing a freighter the size of a skyscraper to chunks of steel small enough to melt is dangerous, back-breaking work. It took 80 men armed with cutting torches and Herculean stamina 12 weeks to dismantle the Tristan at a dock near Shanghai last year, a process photographer Raphael Olivier called loud, smelly, and “totally Mad Max.” Freighters like the Tristan, a 650-foot-long car carrier, spend no more than 25 or 30 years…

The Ship Breakers - In Focus - The Atlantic Laborers climb up an iron chain and ladder to break down a ship for scrap metal at the Gaddani ship breaking yard in Pakistan on November 24, 2011. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

The Ship Breakers

The Ship Breakers - In Focus - The Atlantic Laborers climb up an iron chain and ladder to break down a ship for scrap metal at the Gaddani ship breaking yard in Pakistan on November (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

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