Contest #124 answer: Alang, India

One of the world largest shipbreaking operations is located on the beaches of Alang, India. According to Wikipedia, approximately half of the decommissioned ships are demolished here.


It is notoriously famous for the environmental and safety hazards. Local workers are exposed to PCBs and asbestos and safety accidents occur on a daily basis.


I found this video footage of the beaching of a ship. I am not sure that this is in Alang too, as there are several of these locations around the world, but you get the idea…

Those who beached the ships:

  • Per Svolsbru
  • Willem
  • Doc Will
  • Stephen Hope
  • ACG
  • Ivar Bonsaksen
  • OTazMan
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Andy M
  • John_B
  • David Kozina
  • Andy McConnell
  • charlie my boy
  • Dennis S.
  • Max_Power
  • Andrew Smith
  • Smeulders B.
  • Neil
  • Robert Matney
  • Ole Ivanoff

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