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Gadani ship-breaking yard

Lasbela Gaddani Balouchistan Pakistan

Collection Yann Arthus-Bertrand

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Flight over the coastline and several ships being dismantled. Gadani ship-breaking yard is the world's third largest ship breaking yard. It consists of 132 ship-breaking plots located across a 10 km long beachfront at Gadani, Pakistan, about 50 kilometres northwest of Karachi. The two other major sites are Alang, in India and Chittagong, in Bangladesh. Ships are dismantled following the "beaching" method. They are taken to bits after being run aground on the beach during high tides. The site, spreading over 10 kilometers is located at 50 kms north-west of karachi. The News specifies that 15 000 workers currently practice this hazardous job in Gadani, without any security equipment and only one ambulance for the whole site.
Although Gadani ranks as the world's third largest ship breaking yard after Alang and Chittagong in terms of volume, it is the world's leading ship breaking yard in terms of efficiency. At Gadani, a ship with 5,000 LDT is broken within 30 to 45 days, whereas in India and Bangladesh, it takes, on average, more than six months for breaking a vessel of the same size.