Ship breaking and Recycling industry in Bangladesh - Stock Image

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Chittagong, Bangladesh - February 10, 2012: Red life boats dismantled from ships waiting to be sold in artificial canals along the Dhaka-Chittagong road, a few hundred meters behind the ship breaking yards of Sitakunda, Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.
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Red life boats dismantled from ships waiting to be sold in artificial canals along the Dhaka-Chittagong road, a few hundred meters behind the ship breaking yards of Sitakunda, Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh.

The ship breaking industry is the country's main source of iron and steel and money. Private re-rolling mills and steel mills melt the scrap pieces dismantled from ships to produce mild steel rods, bars and angles. Bangladesh's unique geography is also another reason why ageing ships are taken to its beaches. The unique tide pattern makes it easy to ground the ships during occasional tides.
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