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Breaking Ships: How Supertankers and Cargo Ships Are Dismantled on the…
by Roland Buerk
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"In Breaking Ships, BBC correspondent Roland Buerk follows the fate of the Asian Tiger, a thirty-eight-thousand-ton oil tanker destined to end its days at one of the twenty ship-breaking yards along the beaches north of the city of Chittagong. Buerk takes us through the entire process - from the moment the ship is handed over to the beaching captain until the last piece is lifted off the beach. Not one scrap remains as garbage. From the nuts and bolts to the chairs and utensils, everything is sent away to be put to a new use. He tells the story of those involved, from the wealthy shipyard owners to poverty-stricken ship cutters, and examines the economic benefits for Bangladesh - at the cost of its once pristine beaches."--BOOK JACKET.
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