UMA, a ship formerly owned by the Norwegian company Odfjell, now is in its last destination...a ship breaking yard in Bangladesh, awaiting its turn. “The Human Cost of Breaking Ships”, a report published in December 2008 said at least 1,000 workers died in the last 20 years in Bangladesh’s ship-breaking yards. The figures do not include the deaths from diseases caused by toxic fumes and materials workers are exposed to all the time. It seems like nobody really cares: ship breaking workers are easily replaceable to the yard owners: if one is lost they know another 10 is waiting to replace him due to the lack of work. The Government collects the taxes and turns a blind eye. (image by adnan)
UMA, a ship formerly owned by the Norwegian company Odfjell, now is in its last destination...a ship breaking yard in Bangladesh, awaiting its turn. “The Human Cost of Breaking Ships”, a report published in December 2008 said at least 1,000 workers died in the last 20 years in Bangladesh’s ship-breaking yards. The figures do not include the deaths from diseases caused by toxic fumes and materials workers are exposed to all the time. It seems like nobody really cares: ship breaking workers are easily replaceable to the yard owners: if one is lost they know another 10 is waiting to replace him due to the lack of work. The Government collects the taxes and turns a blind eye.
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