Did you know that “Bangladesh has a long history of shipbuilding dating back to the early modern era” ? “Bangladesh also has the world’s largest ship breaking industry which employs over 200,000 Bangladeshis and accounts for half of all the steel in Bangladesh”
My friends and I visited Old Dhaka two weeks ago and one of the places we went to was a ship breaking / repair yard.
Huge boats are parked on the embankment, waiting to be repaired or dismantled.
Fascinating. Dangerous. Outrageoulsy unsafe working conditions. Intense.
I’d like to share some pictures that will describe the place better way than any of my words…
This is a metal workshop where propellers are made. The molds are made in the ground.
It was a Friday so there wasn’t much activity going on… but take a look at these amazing pictures on google.
And as always, children asked us to take their picture …