Ship Breakers in Bangladesh

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It's one of the most jaw-dropping sights of the modern world. For as far as the eye can see, along a stretch of coastline in Bangladesh, hundreds of mammoth supertankers lie beached on the sand. This is where the world's ships come to die. Tim joins the thousands of workers, some of them children, who are paid just 47 cents a day to break up these rusting giants with their bare hands.


Cruise Ships - Toxic Waste on the High Seas

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More than twenty million people go on cruises each year. Cruise ships burn heavy oil full of pollutants, which are emitted unfiltered into the atmosphere. It does not have to be this way. If the vessels burned diesel instead, the emissions would be significantly reduced, though the fuel costs would rise.


MSC Waste management

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MSC Cruises loves the sea, which is why we care so passionately about environmental safety. Take a look at our waste management systems and you'll see just how much we do to keep our environmental impact to a minimum.


Ship video - Waste disposal vessel Tidy Thames I sailing on the Thames

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A short video of the waste disposal vessel "Tidy Thames I" passing North Greenwich on the River Thames.


World's biggest ship breaking yard

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Ship breaking is one of the most hazardous jobs in the world because most ships are used to carry radioactive materials, toxic wastes, extremely poisonous chemicals and oil. Not only does it directly affect the health of the workers, it is an environmental time bomb - as workers strip the ships marooned on the sea shore, there is severe contamination of the sea bed, eventually seeping into the marine food chain. We visit the world's biggest ship breaking yard, Alang.