Shipbreaking Yards

Shipbreaker

A contractor who breaks up old ships for scrap.

‘It was towed up the River Thames from Sheerness in Kent to a ship-breaker’s yard in Rotherhithe, South London.’

Oxford Dictionary

1 Echoes of Ship Breaking

17 jul. 2014

 
The bothering heat and shouts of his Mukadam mingles with the echoes of machine and men usually 30 to 70 feet below him. He has to silence it all when he turns on his blow torch and focuses solely on weakening the structure of the very ship he stands on; right now he is working on the metal holdings around the mast. He stands away cautiously as the weakened mast is hooked on to a whinge and it’s pulled down. The bulking mast hits the bottom of the hull, the boom reaches his ears and touches his skin, it reminds him a little bit of his village, of his childhood, when he would drop a metal bucket in well to collect water. With no time for nostalgia he gets back to cutting another part of the hull, he does this every day for 8-10 hours; his safety net is his experience.
He is one of the 66,000 workers who work on the ship breaking yards at Alang in Gujarat and Darukhana in Mumbai. They migrate from UP, Orissa, Bihar and various other states across India in search of employment and better life. The job of these workers is to strip the raw materials from these ships and sell them to various integral industries i.e. construction, steel mills, to name a few.
The ship breaking industry as always been surrounded with myths and controversies. With many reports in the media mostly giving it a broad tag of “hazardous to environment” which is far from the truth, what ship-breaking actually does is reuse valuable raw materials striped from a dead ship, which would end up being more hazardous if left in the sea.
The primary pressing issue of ship breaking which gets skirted is its workers. The process of ship-breaking requires workers from the start to the end. Often to skirt costs; untrained contractual workers will be hired, safety equipment will be ignored and benefits will be skimmed.
In this documentary ‘Echoes of Ship-Breaking’ we’ll be entering through the backdoor of the ship-breaking industry to see:
• How the industry processes labour and ships
• How ships are brought in and labourers are hired, and how it starts
• The industry’s questionable history regarding worker laws
• Why and how ship breaking reached India
• How ship breaking affects the environment
• Breaking down the process of ship-breaking in India
• Its contribution to India and the future of ship breaking in India

2 The Ship Breakers

28 aug. 2013

60 minutes segment from CBS on ship breakers in Banglasdesh

3 The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh: VICE INTL

9 feb. 2015

There aren’t too many places left in the world where the practice of ship breaking—scrapping old ships for metal—can still exist. These days, environmental and labor regulations in the developed world have displaced the practice to India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, where cargo carriers are salvaged for their steel. 
 
The largest vessels wind up on the shores of the city of Chittagong in Bangladesh, where the industry has become a vital part of the country’s urbanization. It employs roughly 200,000 workers and supplies the country with 80 percent of its steel. Ship breakers beach and dismantle vessels daily wearing flip­-flops and T-shirts. It’s no easy task, considering ships are constructed to withstand the elements for the 30 years they spend operating on international waters. We decided to check it out.

4 Ship Breakers | Bangladesh

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16 jul. 2013

Broadcast: 17 February 2013 on Sunday Night, Seven Network, Australia.

It’s one of the most jaw-dropping sights of the modern world. For as far as the eye can see, along a stretch of coastline in Bangladesh, hundreds of mammoth supertankers lie beached on the sand. This is where the world’s ships come to die. Tim joins the thousands of workers, some of them children, who are paid just 47 cents a day to break up these rusting giants with their bare hands.

AWARDS:
Winner: Walkley Award for Camerawork, Australia (2013)

CREW:
Reporter / Camera: Tim Noonan
Producer: Ali Russell
Sound: Dan Abbott
Editor: Jimmy Hamilton

5 The Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard | Journal Reportes

13 jun. 2015

 
Dangerous and Deadly Work: The Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard. A Report by Gönna Ketels. 

6 Echoes of Ship Breaking

17 jul. 2014

The bothering heat and shouts of his Mukadam mingles with the echoes of machine and men usually 30 to 70 feet below him. He has to silence it all when he turns on his blow torch and focuses solely on weakening the structure of the very ship he stands on; right now he is working on the metal holdings around the mast. He stands away cautiously as the weakened mast is hooked on to a whinge and it’s pulled down. The bulking mast hits the bottom of the hull, the boom reaches his ears and touches his skin, it reminds him a little bit of his village, of his childhood, when he would drop a metal bucket in well to collect water. With no time for nostalgia he gets back to cutting another part of the hull, he does this every day for 8-10 hours; his safety net is his experience.
He is one of the 66,000 workers who work on the ship breaking yards at Alang in Gujarat and Darukhana in Mumbai. They migrate from UP, Orissa, Bihar and various other states across India in search of employment and better life. The job of these workers is to strip the raw materials from these ships and sell them to various integral industries i.e. construction, steel mills, to name a few.
The ship breaking industry as always been surrounded with myths and controversies. With many reports in the media mostly giving it a broad tag of “hazardous to environment” which is far from the truth, what ship-breaking actually does is reuse valuable raw materials striped from a dead ship, which would end up being more hazardous if left in the sea.
The primary pressing issue of ship breaking which gets skirted is its workers. The process of ship-breaking requires workers from the start to the end. Often to skirt costs; untrained contractual workers will be hired, safety equipment will be ignored and benefits will be skimmed.
In this documentary ‘Echoes of Ship-Breaking’ we’ll be entering through the backdoor of the ship-breaking industry to see:
• How the industry processes labour and ships
• How ships are brought in and labourers are hired, and how it starts
• The industry’s questionable history regarding worker laws
• Why and how ship breaking reached India
• How ship breaking affects the environment
• Breaking down the process of ship-breaking in India
• Its contribution to India and the future of ship breaking in India

7 Shipbreakers

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21 jun. 2017

 
This feature documentary profiles a bustling Indian shantytown where 40,000 people live and work in the most primitive conditions.

8 SHIPBREAKERS Documentary

28 dec. 2021

This feature documentary profiles a bustling Indian shantytown where 40,000 people live and work in the most primitive conditions. Dismantling the rusting hulks of the world’s largest ships, the workers have no protection from injury or death. On average, one worker dies every day, some from explosions or falls, but many from cancers caused by asbestos, PCBs and other toxic substances. This visually stunning film vividly captures the haunting shells of decaying industrial machinery as well as the deplorable conditions of workers in 21st century global economics.
 
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Chandran Balaji
Wonder which decade this was filmed, as I’m ryt now in Alang for purchase. I’m really glad to see this industry flourish and the Safty and Systematic advancements. There are more than a hand full of certifications and inspectional qualifications to operate a ship breaking plot. Plots Failing to meet the parameters hadn’t broken ships for nearly a decade. And India is not a country to let it’s people die for the sake of the economy. This must have been filmed at least 10 to 15 years ago, as you can see the vehicles in this film are very old models. This doesn’t seem true to me. Maybe it was and never is.
 
Mr S
This was great and I’m glad this place could have a spotlight shined on it ty

9 Shipbreaking Bangladesh

4 jan. 2018

For our new magazine “Directions” we traveled to Chittagong for a social project. We wanted to do a documentation about shipbreaking. In one week we visited the shipbreaking yards, the villages of the workers, some different fishervillages and so much more… Just get a look and an experience how the people live there.
 
The Shipbreaking NGO’s:
– Chittagong http://ypsa.org/

10 The Wire Nest…life In Mumbai’s Shipbreaking Yards

24 jan. 2013

We all have heard of the Titanic, its love story, and how it laid to rest under the ocean. But for lesser ships there is a different grave waiting. One which is an obscure & lucrative business for a few known as Ship breaking, Countless numbers of used ships are sent to developing countries like China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Turkey where they are systematically broken down by the cheap labor hired by these ship breakers . ‘The Wire Nest…Life In Mumbai’s Ship-Breaking Yards’ is a documentary on the condition of these workers, the majority who live in filthy and hazardous circumstances .This documentary specifically gives an insight on the conditions of the ship breaking workers in Mumbai the city which is the hub for many activities known and unknown. To build awareness and give an insight on the deteriorating conditions of the workers. And the shocking lack of human consideration given to them. Take note as this time we go even deeper into the graveyard taking a closer glimpse into the hardships and tragedies these workers face, doing their job while constantly being under real mortal danger .The story of a family man, a lady who lost her family, a family who got compensation for their dead son, and the result of the workers strike for a fellow worker. A honest glimpse into the cogs that run the ship breaking industry.

11 An environmental disaster: The true cost of cheaply dismantling ships in India

27 jun. 2019

 
European ship owners are sending their decommissioned boats and oil rigs to giant scrapyards in India to be dismantled. Registering them in a foreign country ahead of their last journey means owners bypass a European law that requires them to clean their vessels of toxic chemicals before they’re demolished. The result is a dangerous environment both for workers and surrounding ecosystems. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24’s James Vasina.

12 How China Upended Life at India’s Ship-Recycling Yards

 

5 sep. 2016

At the world’s biggest ship-recycling yard at Alang, India, life is becoming harder as fewer ships arrive. Here’s why. Photo: Karan Deep Singh/The Wall Street Journal

13 Where Ships Go to Die, Workers Risk Everything | National Geographic

16 apr. 2014

In Bangladesh, men desperate for work perform one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. They demolish huge ships in grueling conditions, braving disease, pollution, and the threat of being crushed or stabbed by steel sliced from the hulls.
 
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14 Bangladesh 2013 Part 1

11 dec. 2015

Bangladesh is a friendly but frequently misunderstood country. It usually only gets a mention by western media when a disaster occurs. Few tourist go there, which is good for those that do, but not so for the Bangladesh economy. This is the first of a series of videos shot on a visit I made in January 2013. 
 
Part one starts with a visit to the spectacular and surreal ship breaking yards on the beach north of Chittagong. Hundreds of ships are dismantled here each year using mostly manual labour, very little mechanisation is employed. The work is hard, dirty and dangerous but it gives thousands of men employment and wages to feed their families. Change must take place, but not at the expense of creating starvation conditions for these people. It took Great Britain over two hundred years to create safe industrial practices and provide the workforce with good working conditions, we cannot expect Bangladesh to achieve these changes overnight. 
 
Following the shipbreaking sequence there are some scenes at a station near Chittagong. Then video shot during a daylight journey from Chittagong to Dhaka on the Sudarna Express. Note the many snack vendors, there is no need to go hungry on a Bangladesh train! The 320km line is currently being doubled throughout to increase capacity and shorten journey time.

15 Most Incredible Junkyards in the World

17 feb. 2018

Cars, trucks, planes and other vehicles with engines have a defined lifespan! Any vehicle that speeds along European highways shining with nickel-plated parts and chromium-plated wheels or braving the ocean waves could face a threatening sky that would bring fear and destruction to their steel wings. The outcome is always the same, as they will go for scrap. Below, we have described the world’s biggest and most incredible mechanical graveyards!

16 RECYCLING CRUISE SHIPS! How & Why Ships Are Scrapped?

21 aug. 2020

Today we’re going to take a look at ship recycling. It may surprise you to learn that most of history’s passenger ships have ended their days at the hand of the cutters torch – including many of the most famous ships that ever set sail.

Ships have ended their days at scrap yards for about as long as ships have been around. Scrapping a ship can be a dangerous activity that requires skill and experience to be carried out successfully.

It allows materials such as steel, aluminium, glass and the like, to be extracted, reused and repurposed. This has led to terms like “it’s been turned into razor blades” becoming common slang for the fate of a ship heading to scrap.

For the most part, ships are withdrawn from service as newer vessels come online to replace them. This is a gradual process – with some ships being retained longer than others due to high demand, or delays in the construction of their replacements.

Most ships that have existed have ended their days in a scrapyard. This includes some of the most famous passenger liners of all time.

While scrap is a common fate for most ships, in recent years cruise ships have been kept in service for longer and longer – thanks to the unprecedented global cruising boom experienced over the past few decades.

This isn’t to say cruise ships haven’t been broken up during this time, with older vessels such as SS Norway – the former Pacific Princess “Love Boat” and the former P&O Pacific Sky all being scrapped over the last two decades.

Costa Victoria, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Inspiration and Pullmantur’s Sovereign and Monarch have all been sold for scrap in recent months, with the latter four vessels all heading to the same Turkish scrapyard.

It might surprise you though that the majority of the things on board the ship, such as dining tables and chairs, beds, lighting and carpets are left aboard and either on-sold or recycled by the scrap yard.

While ships like Canberra, Big Red Boat II, Carnival Fantasy, Carnival Inspiration, Sovereign and Monarch sailed to scrap wearing their original name and livery, in some cases ships bound for the scrap yard may be renamed and de-branded before their final voyage.

For example, the SS Norway was renamed Blue Lady before she made her final journey to Alang. Norwegian Cruise Line branding was removed from the ship in advance of her final voyage.

While the media attention has been grabbed with dramatic footage of cruise ships being driven up onto the beach under their own power – this is not always the case. Norway, for example, was taken under tow owing to her engines being unserviceable after an on board explosion – which was actually the cause of her exit from service.

More recently this was seen with the Costa Concordia. Having been partially re-floated, the ship was towed to Genoa in Italy where she was dismantled.

Some ships are harder to scrap than others, which can make the process very drawn out, as was the case with the Canberra. Some yards will commence the process with a ceremonial ‘cutting off the bow’, which we’ve seen occur on the Monarch in Turkey.

My thanks to:

Peter Knego / http://midshipcentury.com for remarkable video footage used in this video of the ships being scrapped at Alang. Peter has videos including “The Sands of Alang” which you can check out: https://midshipcentury.com/

Andrew Sassoi-Walker https://www.solentphotographer.com/ – Andrew is without doubt one of the finest photographer of cruise ships and aircraft! 

Rob Henderson & Doug Cremer for access to the Henderson & Cremer Collection. 

J. Frame & Vicki Cross for photographs.

17 The Dark side of the Shipping Industry – Ship Breakers

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17 apr. 2013

In a nut shell, ‘ship breaking’ is where large numbers of used ships are sent to developing countries like China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Turkey, they are systematically broken down by the cheap labor hired by these ship breakers. Workers are not trained, they are not supplied PPE and they get paid about $1 per day to work 12 hours every day, 7 days a week.

18 Supertanker FRONT DRIVER beaching itself at Gadani Pakistan.

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23 jan. 2013

 
Supertanker named FRONT DRIVER, built in 1991 by Hyundai Heavy Industries South Korea (and owned by Frontline Management of Norway) – Now at the end of it’s service life comes to Gadani beach of Pakistan, for decommissioning and breaking. All the steel (almost 90,000 tons of it) will now get recycled, and used within Pakistan. This video shows how a giant ship such as this arrived at Gadani beach (on November 28th 2012), and how got broken up. Special thanks to Mr. Dewan Rizwan Farooqui (Chairman of Pakistan Ship Breaker’s Association) – For allowing me to gather all this video footage, as well as being an amazing host.

How $300 Million Cruise Ships Are Demolished | Big Business

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16 mei 2021

Looking to cut costs as COVID-19 ravaged the cruise industry, Carnival Cruise Line sold six ships for scrap. At the Aliaga ship-breaking yard in Turkey, Carnival’s Fantasy, Imagination, and Inspiration ships are in the process of being demolished. Here, workers cut apart and recycle every piece of these massive ships. It’s one of most dangerous jobs in the world. And it’s only gotten harder as more cruise ships arrive on Aliaga’s shores.
 
The Primest - The Money Channel
It’s crazy to see how lucrative and powerful an industry can be, to then just in the matter of moments be brought to it’s knees.
J_roq711
It is incredible to me that it is more cost effective to destroy and sell a ship than it is to keep it in port and leave it intact. It is also nice to see that the salvage yard has made improvements that benefit the workers and the environment.
Chandler Tingle
Stuff like this makes you appreciate the working environment you are in and feel horrible for them
 
 
 
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Louie Aratea
The captains of these ships mustve been so heart broken delivering their ships to be dismantled.
 
 
 
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Garrett Gomes
I am exhausted just thinking about how much work it is to dismantle these things.
 
 
 
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Roshawn Jamasi
This is crazy to see. My parents took me on Carnival Imagination as as a child and I have such fond memories of the ship and the cruise. Seeing it being demolished is saddening.
 
 
 
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Evan Suddreth
there is a weird and sad feeling i get when i see them in scraps because at one point it was a awesome cruise ship
 
 
 
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John Doe
It’s sad to see such majestic ships end their life this way.
 
 
 
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All_Out_ Tripp
I remember on the Christmas before the pandemic, my parents had bought my family tickets to a cruise ride to Dominican Republic. We were going to go during the spring, but when we had to cancel because of COVID. With everything that happened in 2020, it’s crazy just how small the cancellation of our cruise was compared to everything else
 
 
 
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Joseph McDonald
Watching the recent Carnival ships being torn apart made my heart drop. I have lived on the Fantasy for months. Enjoyed the cruising life on many ships. I understand some of the cost of maintaining a cruise ship which is enormous. Still these ships have a useful life just like we do. Cruise Companies will take years before they recover from COVID-19. Cruising will never be the same.
 
 
 
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Mark Moore
This looks miles better then some of the other ship de-building yards I’ve seen. Most are kids with ropes and a 🔧 and it looks like a nightmare.
 
 
 
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Anthony Jackalone
I went to Cozumel on the Imagination about 10 years ago when I was very little. I thought it was the height of luxury. There’s something very surreal about watching it be torn apart.
 
 
 
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0m3n
So glad they stepped up their safety. Gotta make the business something workers will be proud of and the public see as a good working environment and you’ll have an extremely successful company. Saftey can always get better though and I hope you keep trying as the older generation will be proud to have their kids and grandkids to work there
 
 
 
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japanluv
This is sad. I ve worked on a ship called Costa Marina who was turned from cargo ship into cruising ship apparently. It was for German speaking tourists mainly. I had a very tough job as a waiter but amazing time with my colleagues and being a small one, it felt like a family. It’s been almost 20 years since that moment. I feel sad to see this.
 
 
 
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Coco Swan
Wow! Thank you, Aliaga, for improving workers’ conditions and recycling 🙂
 
 
 
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joannasworld
This is so sad! I am crew member working on a cruise ships, and for me this is really sad. But good job for those workers.
 
 
 
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Paul Kjoss
Good to see something positive for once – labour conditions improved in this dangerous industry 👍
 
 
 
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Caleb Dickerson
Damn so 2020 really killed inspiration, imagination, and fantasy huh… LITERALLY😭
 
 
 
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Ants Drone
Carnival inspiration was my first and last cruise. I definitely am not a cruise type of person but it is sad to see it go. It was a fun family trip when I was little
 
 
 
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Magician
Those cruise ships must look like ghost towns. Seafaring luxury ghost towns.
 
 
 
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CuppaT
I never needed to know how a cruise ship is taken apart but here I am and I’m not angry about it.
 
 
 
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Stuart Coupe
There must be plenty of feedback and lessons learnt for designers through this process
 
 
 
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thedivineempress
To me the idea of taking a vacation on a boat never really seemed that fun anyways, but I really love recycling.
 
 
 
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Keita Hashimoto
The sight of these magnificent ships being demolished is sad to see.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MigHound
The silver lining is that with less cruise ships around, there is less damage inflicted on the environment.
 
 
 
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Romano Guttadauro
It’s very sad to see the ships I worked on the Fantasy and the Imagination end this way. Lots of memory’s on those ships RIP My old friends
 
 
 
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emre ersoy
Why did you not translate what he said at 5:54? He said “This is a serious figure for those who could not find opportunities of education”
 
 
 
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TryAdaptLearn
With the huge amount of raw and hazardous materials it’s great that that are places like this ship yard to help extract them for recycling and disposal.
 
 
 
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GreenBlak
I can’t even imagine having to get every valuable stuff in a cruise
 
 
 
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J Rand
Such a waste. I mean, those big beautiful ships, looking great and in perfect operating condition, just to be beached on a shore to be demolished. All 3 ships were refitted in 2016, so only 4 years after Carnival Cruise Line spend a ton of $$ on the ships, they got scrapped. As said, what a waste!
 
 
 
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Chris Marks
Its sad to note the Fantasy was one of the ships sold for scrap. I was onboard the Carnival cruise ship Ecstacy in 2006. While at Couzmo, Mexico I was suddenly blind sided while on deck by what I thought was a reflection of our ship, only to see it was the Fantasy. So in my mind among some of these British ship including the Queen Mary 2 I thought sweet another Carnival ship more of us Americans here. Even though other ships carried all nationals it was just a mind set thing ya know! It was so glorious how it sailed in and how both of the carnival ships looked parked among these large British ships. I never forgot that feeling and image out of the whole trip. Well how could I snapped pictures of it LOL damn Tourist!!!
 
 
 
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Seltaeb
Sadly a lot of these still excellent ships that got dumped a few months later into lockdown, are the classic smaller real cruise ships that yes mainly retired people go for rather than these huge ships that aren’t really cruise ships, more a floating town, might as well stayed at home.
 
 
 
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UC FITNESS
Just being honest… first time seeing this job and thanks to those who risk their life and also this channel
 
 
 
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wnnalis cioov
Good to see something positive for once – labour conditions improved in this dangerous industry 👍
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rapmagic Deleon
I always thought they just sunk in the ocean afterwards but recycling them is actually pretty good for the ocean. Good job everyone.
 
 
 
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jimemoll
It’s sad to see all these ships be destroyed
 
 
 
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David
It’s strange seeing inspiration being torn apart for scraps when you’ve been on the ship for cruises in the past
 
 
 
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Frayed Sanity
I am so glad I went on a cruise when I did. Hopefully one day it will be possible to do that again. I enjoy being on the open ocean.
 
 
 
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sameer munshi
Working in an office environment seems like a blessing compared to these hard conditions.
 
 
 
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thehALomolov2
Ships are constructed in a modular design so that different modules can be constructed simultaneously, independent of each other’s progress. And then the modules are incorporated into the ship. Just follow that process in reverse to disassemble or whatever module order they want.
 
 
 
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Mitchell Brown
I am happy to see they are making work life easier for these men and women.
 
 
 
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What a meticulous and serious report… 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Insider great as ever
 
 
 
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Luke Daigle
4:46 Not all ships have that, for example the cruise ships that are being scrapped in Aliaga were built in the 80s and 90s, those dont have lead paint or asbestos. Only ships built pre 1970s have those materials, and most of those ships are long gone by now.
 
 
 
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SANSAN TV
I feel sad when i see inspiration from carnival on there…..8months i was work in inspiration maen galley
 
 
 
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Also interesting to note is that these yards are now getting a very good price for steel due to the tariff war between China and Australia combined with Covid-19. Australia is the biggest supplier of iron ore and China is the biggest user. During the pandemic the Chinese government has turned to increase infrastructure investing like they always do during economic downturn in order to stimulate the economy. The supply of iron for China has lessened because of politics between them and Australia therefore recycled steel is a becoming more popular and thus valuable.
 
 
 
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JerryS
Why not turn the ships into floating hotels/condo’s? They could be anchored anywhere in the world, next to major metro areas.
 
 
 
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Constantin
I’ll buy one. I’ll anchor in the middle of the Mediterranean and declare myself the sovereign nation of Atlantis.
 
 
 
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Mububban23
I know millions of people love cruising (my elderly parents included) but the more you learn about the industry, the more you realise it’s a blight on the planet. Terrible for the environment and abusive for the workers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan R
Oh man I went on the carnival inspiration back in 2019 for my graduation present. Sucks to see it be destroyed, it was such an amazing ship.
 
 
 
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RAVEN_SPRING_9000
I’m happy they’re looking too help the environment
 
 
 
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Gully Fourmyle
As a sailing enthusiast, this really does bring joy to see these hulking, gross behemoths being taken apart. Cruise ships can be devastating to marine ecosystems because of their ballasting method. Plus, they flood small paradisiacal places with loud, drunk tourists. Getting gastro on a floating casino/hotel is no way to sail the seas. Tear em’ up, boys!
 
 
 
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HexBleh
every time I see something like this I just try and imagine what all of that land was like before humans came and destroyed everything
 
 
 
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Boris Shuplecov
Carnival Inspiration was my first ship to work on. So sad to see waiting to be destroyed 😭
 
 
 
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Tarek Anthony
This was a very interesting high end commercial for Aliaga lol
 
 
 
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Jeremy Theimer
amazing how even with thermic lances it still takes a huge amount of time to dismantle them.
 
 
 
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Late Night Cereal
The amount of scrap! Omg… I used to work in a bar mill, and we’d throw the scrap in a giant hopper-like thing, that turns out to be the bed of a dump truck, and the truck would back into the this hopper, and start pulling it up, and the front end would pop up in the air, do you’re just watching this dump truck do a standing wheely. Pretty impressive, to me. When I started there, I had no prior work experience, so.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solaire Knight
As a former port agent seeing this really saddens me.
 
 
 
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Jamie Lc
Great to know occupational heath and safety is still in the dark ages in those countries
 
 
 
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Aria Nugroho
Imagine what will you take home as your collection, from inside the cruise ship, if you work as demolish crew there???
 
 
 
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Arven Tahtyan
Good to see developing economies complying with green regulations, kudos to 🇹🇷
 
 
 
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HRHooChicken
I guess this is why the UK doesn’t really build or dismantle ships anymore. Can you imagine the compensation claims?
 
 
 
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HybridWolfox
i miss imagination it was my first cruise ship may she rest in peace just seeing it dismantle brings back memories
 
 
 
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Rocky
Wow…I remember the ARC from my deployment to Iraq in 2010. It was absolutely beautiful, and after we did a day of unloading our tanks and Humvees, the Captain invited us to have dinner in the galley. Crazy to think that its gone now 🙁
 
 
 
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Andrei
Sad to see ships I once sailed on be scrapped. At least its all being recycled.
 
 
 
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Nick Erskine
Carnival imagination was my first ever cruise. So sad to see it gone
 
 
 
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BlackBear345
The inspiration was my first cruise. Knowing it’s gone honestly hurts
 
 
 
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Jessica L. O.
I really feel for these guys, too bad they’re not getting paid $US, they would deserve $25/hr to put their lives at risk under such harsh conditions!
 
 
 
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skeche
this is an incredible operation and the driver for waste recycling and management innovation.
 
 
 
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4vndd
Very well researched and presented… thanks for sharing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Darko Bakula
In the apocalyptic settings, I always imagined cruisers being cities.
 
 
 
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Timberwolfe
Great job on this ship recycling yard!!
 
 
 
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Emerique
For 6 months I worked and lived in the MS Sovereign. To see her like this is heart broken to me.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
bilishu aliss
At least the carnival ships that were being brought to its grave were all of the older ships instead of the newer and more improved ones.
 
 
 
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interloop
Omg, these guys can describe a walk in the park as the most dangerous thing you can do in life.
 
 
 
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Erick Espinoza
It was inspiring seeing the inspiration get recycled
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mystery Buyer
I always love it when stuff is just torn apart.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MadFranMan R
What a job! I can’t imagine what it must be like to dismantle a ship. I found this video very interesting. Thank you!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Six
Weird seeing ships I’ve been on in that state. I know I’ve definitely been on the Carnival Inspiration and Imagination in the past.
 
 
 
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Richie
Dismantling the vessel part by part and extracting metallic core and iron is a large scale recycling procedure.
 
 
 
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adamwnt
one of the ships in this video is Costa Victoria, I used to work on that ship in 1997 and 1998 when it was brand new, very sad and weird feeling seeing her there
 
 
 
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Alpha Centauri
Good content thank you for making a great documentary
 
 
 
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Jakra Pup
What about retrofitting as floating hospitals, or quarantine stations?
 
 
 
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Daniel Whyatt
It’s really easy to have mixed feelings about all this. Bad for the cruise industry, but great for all of these people, let alone recycling of base materials. I can imagine though that a lot of these ships could be themselves reused though instead, sold on at a massively reduced price and then converted by a billionaire company out there or something into a clean running alternative ship as an experimental platform for future designs. Elon musk could totally do that.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joey C.
I can just imagine, the stuff these workers find: wallets, jewelry etc..
 
 
 
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Shannon Morgan
After watching this, I get this overwhelming feeling that some things should never exist..
 
 
 
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GmbH
I miss cruise ships 😭😭
 
 
 
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Jeff T
Damn…the process is crazy. Building these gigantic behemoths and then breaking them down.
 
 
 
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Me Here
I feel sad, Poor beautiful Ships 😢
 
 
 
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bigdeuce66
Good to see the safety standards here are about a billion percent higher than every other shipbreaking yard in the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
nightw4tchman
2:25 oh that hits hard, I served on a ship like that and can recognise where they are.
 
 
 
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Deepest Tempest
The US needs more high-risk high-reward jobs like this for those who have no other ways to make ends meet these days.
 
 
 
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Pratt
I’m sad to see the ship I went on for my birthday go to the grave R.I.P carnival imagination
 
 
 
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Financial Shinanigan
Hopefully the newer Carnival ships have updated interior designs
 
 
 
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Damon Guinn
These are the kind of stories kids in school would love to learn through.
 
 
 
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The E2rnal17
This made me incredibly uncomfortable, since I love ships. It’s even more depressing when I see those older ships from like the 1950’s and 60’s being demolished, at least put them in a museum!
 
 
 
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Donald Nowve
Also sad to watch videos about airplane boneyards like the Pinal Airpark in Ariz. and Victorville in Calif. where retired airliners make their final flight before being stripped for parts and cut up for scrap.
 
 
 
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Tacos Salsa
I thought that demolishing a luxury liner would be blown away with a large amount of dynamite. (like the ship in the movie “The Legend of 1900”)
 
 
 
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Noah Lawson
They should turn them into artificial reefs in deeper areas where reefs walls are needed to help with tsunami breaking
 
 
 
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doodskie999
Man Ive never been to a cruise So sad to see this giants being scrapped.
 
 
 
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Grey
I’ve never been on a big cruise ship before. I go Overlanding instead. Traveling on my own terms. It’s more expensive but worth it!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
adrian mendez
Been on both carnival imagination and inspiration !
 
 
 
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Harpax A
@2:00 I’ve been to ships before, but they never have a breach side… except the sinking one 🤣🤣🤣 PS : It’s a “bridge” 👻
 
 
 
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Sudstah Gaming
The carbon footprint of cruise ships must be huge!
 
 
 
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Pat McBride
Has anyone audited the safety of Greenpeace workers? And radioactive gauges? A ship has to be pretty old to not be using safe ways to light gauges, like Tritium. Same goes for asbestos.
 
 
 
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NICHOLAS DEBRAVO
At least the carnival ships that were being brought to its grave were all of the older ships instead of the newer and more improved ones.
 
 
 
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DAFT PUNKIN
I feel bad for the boats 🙁
 
 
 
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Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access
Interesting, we bigfoots don’t have cruise ships in the wilderness
 
 
 
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emartin1215
i’m surprised some of these don’t become apartment complexes. stationary if old and low end renters, but that could travel if new and high end renters. i’m sure its all about scrap and potential income but some governments should consider it in over populated areas.
 
 
 
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Collin McDaniel
That would be so much fun to wander around an empty cruise ship
 
 
 
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dsign2b
FYI: Aliağa is located 30 miles north of Izmir on the west coast of Turkey (Aegean Sea), and not on the Mediterranean southern coast by the Syrian border as the map in video indicates.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JosefsstationRC
Now these ships are living their second life as skyscraper frames
 
 
 
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Michael Maxfield
What’s the most serious thing a cruise ship’s doctor has had to deal with, over and over, regarding families?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mikeall
I’ve been on both the imagination and inspiration. The imagination was a wild time back in 2006.
 
 
 
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Just Because
Obviously far more difficult and expensive to build than they are to destroy, but it does still look like a dirty and dangerous job. It’s also good that they try to reuse and recycle where possible, plus the environmental and workers condition stuff.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gracie
I got ride on the carnival inspiration twice! Sad, but interested to see the ship being scrapped on here
 
 
 
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moral coach
I like it how that guy was interviewed just to say “One of the most dangerous jobs in the world!”
 
 
 
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HarrisIkhwan M
Hopefully they’re doing good. Happy working and happy business.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gabriel Aleksandrov
Good to know a lot of them are being destroyed. Cruise ships are environmental nightmares. I hope that trend of cruise tourism never cathes up again.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jonathan Godbout
Been on the carnival fantasy 6 times.also sensation inspiration and monarch of the seas….sad to see them go
 
 
 
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Marat Mukhtarov
Important job I assume, instead of floating them in oceans reuse the materials, good for the environment but dangerous for workers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EaZy E
Wait, so a whole cruise ship is about $300 mill but Jeff Bezos just bought a yacht for $500 mill. What the hell is this yacht made of?
 
 
 
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MAXIM, Holland Nederland, the Netherlands.
IDEAL to buy and start a own cruise line now 🤗🤗🤗 A ship under 10 years can still be used 10 years or longer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
murdelabop
I’ve cruised aboard the Carnival Inspiration. I’m sad to see her go, and Tampa Bay will miss her.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buying Mississippi
where can I buy some of the recycled materials?
 
 
 
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Nathan miller
Sounds like they don’t have a ERP in place.. This is why we have tool box talks or safety meetings to go over what is being worked on and critical lifts in the areas that workers can avoid.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keith Shepherd
I’d sure love to get the air horn off one of these ships.
 
 
 
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chattenmetchad
Nice job Turkey! Cruise ships are bad for the environment anyway. Hope we get rid of all of them.
 
 
 
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Sandman
I rode in The Imagine years ago. It’s weird to see it being demolished
 
 
 
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Satan Butterwolf
This is the nicest, cleanest shipbreaking yard I’ve ever seen. All I know are those Indian ones where the poor people don’t even have shoes and work in toxic sludge.
 
 
 
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old wrench
Maybe it is time to do away with the cruise ship industry altogether. If this is such a environmental problem, maybe we need to seek alternative methods of traveling. Constantly scrapping ships isn’t environmentally sound thinking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My Name
I rode on the imagination in 2004 and it was beautiful. Sad to see it in the graveyard.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainman CW
So sad for the beautiful cruise ships. Wow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhereKentWent
I cruised on the inspiration right before COVID shut it down. Didn’t realize it was one of its last voyages ever.
 
 
 
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mans410
I worked in those Carnivals, they are state of the art and robust technology that could be used for so much good, why they didn’t sell them? Looks like they just want to irreversible destroy the cruise ship industry same with the coal power plants. I feel sad for those ships and the job losses too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephen Patterson
For those 27 Million un-employed Russian workers; that works out to about $10 each, for 1 day. Or any worker, anywhere. The average price ticket, for even a short cruise is ~ $1,000. So, there’s something wrong, there. Granted most cruise lines have over 100 crew and workers. That works out to $100 each, per day. Maybe double minimum wage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BigBirdy100
I seriously doubt they tried at all to find buyers for those ships. They could have kept them a year or two more to see what the market would do or even turn them into permanent housing for devastated areas. Governments could have bought them. It’s ridiculous. They will build new ones shortly.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ean E
This would be an AWESOME place to break into, imagine having an empty cruise liner all to yourself.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juliusl24
This is like the best ship breaking work site I’ve seen look up other videos
 
 
 
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MakingTechSense
Isn’t it great when rich, Western nations thumb their noses at how business is done around the world, yet they ignorantly enjoy the cost benefits? This business likely follows all of their local laws and regulations. They provide a service that is wanted in the global economy. If you want to point fingers then point fingers at rich, Western nations and force them to dismantle ships. Then you had better be willing to eat the huge increase in costs to your goods and services as everything becomes more expensive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M0lecular Ep1phany
This isn’t what economic recovery looks like for this sector… These ships are being disassembled to be smelted into steel. It makes more sense, to scrap these ships… for the steel… The entire hospitality sector is Well-Done.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ben Ghazi
Only reason this job is dangerous is because of a lack effort and regulations But why do it safely when you have an large uneducated workforce you can exploit for larger profits.
 
 
 
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Tate Tally
Wow, I remember about 2 years ago I went to Cabo, Mexico, and I remember a lot of these ships and I actually rode the fantasy. Crazy that’s all getting shredded now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N Dewhurst
Level of risk is determined on how risk is managed. You can reduce high risk activities to low risk by putting measures in place. There is no excuse for injuries or death at work in this day and age.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
lemard mays
Thank you for sharing this video.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jumping Jeff Flash
i sailed Imagination for my honeymoon, Nov.05 for a 5 day out of Miami. Cabin V-17. Was a bit dated and in true Carnival fashion…..horribly and tacky-ishly….decorated but a decent cruise nonetheless. I have 4 or 5 carnival under my belt now and 1 Disney and Disney, while expensive was a great time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oki
The imagination was my first cruise ship I ever was on 🙁 now its being destroyed
 
 
 
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Gundam117
They could of turned them into floating apartments.
 
 
 
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Kidd
i cant remember the name of the ship i was on but i was told it was the last trip before it was to be demolished. A complete demo by hand sounds impossible
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alejandro
I’m awfully suspicious on how the pandemic was/is really bad for small businesses but amazing for Big Business…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VR Time
Woah, that’s epic! Keep it up❤
 
 
 
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Isabella Harvey
The economic hardship, recession, unemployment and the loss of job caused by covid pandemic is enough to push people into financial ventures..
 
 
 
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Shakir
Imagine buying the shipp and turning it into a hotel or your own dream town. after selling the engines and stuff and make it immobile.
 
 
 
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bbjoshua
With today’s ingenuity, I don’t understand why the cruise ships couldn’t be used as housing, it’s basically a huge floating apartment complex, with so much metal, I mean they are so strong and certainly be incredible living structures, even if not wanted on the water anywhere, certainly could make them stable in another setting, seems like such a costly waste dismantling and trying to recycle what could easily be used as is, certainly in poor places of the world, just a thought….one thinks of the energy alone it took to build such incredible ships and then to do it again to dismantle them, and all the energy again to reuse…It takes so much oil and coal to melt down the metal again, why not save on all the pollution and utilize what’s already there, they are certainly very strong and could easily be used like I said for housing…
Meer tonen
 
 
 
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MUSIC RIDE AND TRAVEL🇵🇭
 
 
 
 
sgm04 gm
This is so sad, in less than a year the world and the most powerful industries came to their knees…its insane to see how this massive monsters get destroyed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lilljacob
I’d love to work with this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
tigertank909
i went on a cruise and then like 3 mouths after the cruise the ship i was on crashed into another cruise ship i wonder what happened to it
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jeff Bell Music
Doesn’t look like travel has much of a future when ships with 10 years service left in them are being dismantled?
 
 
 
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Asli Odman
1500 Dollar a month for an average ‘shipbreaking worker’ without mentioning the season, the period and the working conditions works close to conscious misrepresentation of truth. Those workers work on a ‘götürü’ basis / lump-sum basis if there is a boom period like now. They work to death, usually 7 days a week, 10 to 15 hours a day, since they have to finish a specified amount of ship breaking on their own risk in a month. If they don’t finish this lump sum they don’t get this sum. So 1500 dollars a week, which is more than a university professor’s salary in Turkey is the price for illegal, auto-exploitative working conditions for a very specific period of the boom in ship recycling industry after the pandemic and existence of the EU-list. My question: Do the standards in the shipbreaking regulation allow such working conditions. We have not started talking about the cancer rates, the lost tonnes of asbestos and other hazardous materials on the way and the corrupt relationships of shipbreaking industrialist with the current regime in Turkey. So please more context and serious investigation in the reporting!
Meer tonen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
alex derpy racc
They could have been used as affordable housing why are they ruining it 😔
 
 
 
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Cobb Mccorn
I’m not convinced that they meet the environmental requirements.
 
 
 
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Trash Central
As a small documentary once said, if ship breaking became environmentally friendly today, it would take decades for the pollution to begin to go away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Niket Patil
Man i love to work there.
 
 
 
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Linda O'Bryan
I hope we see a huge decline in the long term of cruise vacations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
thetoughcookie
Heartbreaking shit to see all that work go wasted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integra DIY
I honestly didn’t know there were so many luxury ships to destroy 13 a year in the pasts, and twice as many now days since the pandemic.
 
 
 
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Zooty Pickups
Imagaination was the first cruise ship I’ve ever been on. Sad to see it here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elias Dunis
“We are recycling the entire ship”. That is entirely wrong!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K K
Its very saddening this happened but im glad the cruise industry didnt get the bail out from america. Even though they operated from america and many of its employees were, they dodged taxes for years by being registered in another country.
 
 
 
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Asli Odman
The real information about worker’s wages are as follows: the average worker in the shipbreaking region in Aliaga works 6 days a week and receives 4700 TL / 550 Dollars a month. But its social security is paid in most of the shipyards not over the real wages but the minimum wage which is 330 dollars a month currently. ONLY if there is a high season and boom like now, ship breaking employees conclude lump-sum contracts with some of its workers, who then start working indeterminate hours per week and 7 days a week (against Turkish Labor Law Regulations!) and receive a maximum of 1200 dollars during this extraordinary period. Thisi is due to the wish of the employer to speed up the shipbreaking process to receive new ship to break. And it is contrary to the Turkish Labor and OHSA regulations.
Meer tonen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
brandant2012
Never had the chance of going on a cruise ship.before.. now starting to think it may not ever happen…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
weinbagel
More videos like this please!
 
 
 
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anicetune
It seems a bit premature considering people are going to want to cruise again when the pandemic’s over – and they won’t have enough ships to accommodate the demand.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MiGz1979
The Carnival Imagination was my 1st cruise ever.. RIP Imagination..
 
 
 
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288theabe
$18k/year and that’s considered high in turkey. 😱
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Camino John
Crumbling cruise lines? They are sending the oldest and most inefficient ships for scrapping. That’s the sign that the ships that were destined for the secondary market within ten years just got moved up in the queue. You don’t hear of any building contacts being canceled. Meaning the larger, more efficient cruise ships are now the backbone of the industry.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jamal Jamal
I’m confused, the video says they can make up to 4 million from the scraps. That seems pretty low. How did they pay for the ship? How do you pay all those workers off only a 4 million dollar profit? They must don’t want to disclose the real numbers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sirena Spades
I’ve been on at least two of these, Carnival’s Fantasy and Inspiration
 
 
 
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SujiMayne
Pandemic didn’t wreck the industry, collective idiocy of governments around the world did.
 
 
 
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Nathaniel Bruff
I’ve only been on one cruise in January 2017 to Cozumel and Progresso. I was on the Fantasy. R.I.P.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Super Villain
I was a ship builder, I hate to see perfectly good ships get cut up. But, economics say the these ships are no longer profitable, into the recycle bin they go.
 
 
 
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Avalanche 616
Could have used those to create micro communities and affordable housing for those in need. Those cruise ships are essentially floating cities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Havdkoereden
Good job on the environment scrapping fully fine ships ten years early. 😅
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E L
This can be use as floating hospital floating isolation area for those who have covid . . And the government will pay for the maintenance
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dyason Alas
The next time a person tells me to have Imagination Inspiration and fantasy in me i will send this to them and tell this is where those three end up
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blue Mint Army
I’m from Bangladesh, Respect for The workers🌻🌼
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vic G
Hopefully Elon can make Electric Cruise ships that are environmentally safe. I would love to be on one.
 
 
 
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John Rowe
Ohh yeah, they are “bringing it back to the economy” and “$4 million is good money [made out of the iron parts]”, but these ships cost roughly $1 BILLION to build. The loss in value is absurd. They are destroying an amazing piece of engineering that would still be usable and turning it back to scratches. Yes, if they are doing so, it’s because they probably evaluated it carefully and realized there wasn’t a clearly better option. But the whole point is how sad it is to see such a thing happening, right? After all the effort put into making it, all the investment, not only financial but natural resources as well, all the pollution it caused, and… all back to nothing.
Meer tonen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shane Jones
I was on all 3 of those carnival ships, sad to see…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justin Echevarria
“Next stop inspiration fantasy and imagination rocket ships “ 🌟
 
 
 
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Tom Dalton
They can’t be reused. Maintaining them to safety standards kills this idea. Look what it costs to maintain the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Dock space, insurance costs are crazy.
 
 
 
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Lets get to 1mill without vids
I though asbestos was not allowed to be used in construction anymore
 
 
 
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Trygve Evensen
I’m pretty sure Carnival sent their ships to Turkey because all the cheap Asian shipyards are full, but I might be wrong, lol
 
 
 
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Just Some Guy That Stings
The fact they can net 4 million for the steel alone on 1 cruise ship yet they only pay their workers 18k a year is disgusting.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MrMisterDerp
This was depressing to watch, I remember being on carnival cruises as a kid, and I remember standing in the great hall that they were demolishing…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dry Fly Man
I wonder how damage to the environment the ‘toxic gases’ do??
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joe Freeman
“Aliaga will be the last stop for Carnivals’ inspiration, imagination and fantasy… ships” the irony 😬
 
 
 
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adam jafari
Hm if an Indian see this they will say “oh it’s very easy and safe work to do” I have seen same job by Indians but much more dangerous
 
 
 
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A Ω
Oh. This is the Teruel of cruise ships. Really sad seeing boneyards. Imagine the memories these vessels have created.
 
 
 
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sound effects central
Imagine if as they get a new ship one guy just takes it and never comes back
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A guy named Kirby
Business Insider: This is the most dangerous job in the world. Also Business Insider: Two people died since October (seven months ago). Great example.
 
 
 
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Siddhant
These are one of the real environmental heroes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HALF Warrior 67
Quite sad that the plan-demic was to blame. I bet somehow the owners of these ships really don’t give a shit on certain levels about the dangerous nature of this work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shinny rainbow Powers
They jobs are very hard I fell bad for them I appreciate they hard work they doing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BoshinimperialOfficer
Imagine having to rip that piece by piece
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Asap dually
I never understood why it cost so much to do the right thing 🤦🏾‍♂🤷🏾‍♂
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChefJakob
imagine the ultimate mega “yacht” if you could buy one of these to live in.
 
 
 
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Dan Macneil
Some look like love boat era! Others much more modern the cost of each from start to end its mindbending!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Howard Petterson
Just shows that you can’t predict the future. I predicted that the cruise liner were getting so huge that sooner or later they would have a mega loss of life with a storm. Then an almost invisible flu bug destroyed the ship buisness
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bill Smith
Send them to Seattle, the homeless would love to live there.
 
 
 
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sanjuansteve
I almost moved to Istanbul after volunteering for a bit with some ship builders that went to volunteer in the 1999 earthquake in Izmit and offered me a job. 😀
 
 
 
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BigBirdy100
Reducing the carbon footprint?? Then don’t chop it up in the first place. 🙄 Refit it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bryan Del Monte
My first cruise was on the Inspiration like 30 years ago… 🙂
 
 
 
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Paul Brunton
Such a sad sight, alot of those ships could have been converted into homes for people, or put in dry dock and made into hotels, they didn’t need to trash all of them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgio Pizza
They should do a video on the expensive jewelry and personal belongings that are found left behind
 
 
 
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Dave
Welp, I know how to get my cruise line company started for free.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
👨🏻‍💻
$10 says the workers pawn off all the equipment on board as a side hustle 😂
 
 
 
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Fanny Noriega
Bruh I went on carnival imagination in 2019. I know that ship was also recently renovated what a waste of money
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elod Gubcsi
Where can I buy the diesel engines removed from those ships? My lawn mower needs an upgrade
 
 
 
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Lunk
Kinda sad to see such nice looking ships get torn to pieces.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amelia Post
Me: “sees video”…No…you will not watch that… Brain: B-b-but, you may die one say never knowing how cruise ships are demolished…
 
 
 
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LIZZIE SANGI Sangi
If I was a multi millionaire, these are the luxury ocean going ships I would look into buying. Talk about world pollution and climate change – and these hazards went unchecked for ever. That is a crime!!!
 
 
 
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Phuck Hugh
Imagine buying one for very little and using it as a megayacht!?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ryan1981 cool
For how people went missing on cruises and cruise lines covering it up. They got what they deserve with this pandemic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
luis colmenares
Well, at least this will help to keep the demolition and recycling businesses in that area afloat during the pandemic 😀
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seth Leger
This is real unfortunate i took a cruise on the inspiration and imagination and maybe the fantasy I’m not sure so sad to see my first and second cruise ships go
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daniel Williams
0:07 These ships have faces! How could you destroy such smiling ships that look straight out of Thomas the Train.
 
 
 
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Mark Ellison
Thanks for showing us which direction a falling part would fall
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I-Crafts Design
Wouldn’t it be better to retrofit them for scientific missions or cargo?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
trojanwar2
Very Sad! Cruised on the Inspiration and Imagination!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pero Juric
Thank God for the EU regulations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just Tim
5:00 you mean like all the countless ships that have been lost at sea over the decades, even countless cargo ships to this day still sitting at the bottoms of the oceans, seas, etc
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christian Ferracini
So saaaaad seeing the Costa Victoria at the end of its life:((
 
 
 
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justbusiness01
It’s good the the EU invested in Turkey to give them the resources to break down ships, but it’s sad for the countries that are exploited the most like India and Southeast Asia that experience the most deaths and will never see those same resources.
 
 
 
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Bob Bates
I think farming has more deaths per year then ship breaking
 
 
 
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Darth Vader
0:16 i remember my first cruise, it was the carnival imagination. really sad to see that one there
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feedback Loop
Wait, so goverment regulations for the enviroment and worker safety can be a good thing?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PaulLonden
Unbelievable …Why have to destroy perfectly good ships ? Can’t dock them in a harbor till when the pandemic is over ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Turnah81
🤔 Raft them all together and make a floating city for when sea levels rise. Shot gun waterside room!😀 Nar but seriously be good if end of life could be considered when building them. Maybe a modular design could be segmented and used as land based housing or hospitals for the next pandemic🤔. I’ll be happy to re-home one of those search lights though.
 
 
 
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Brandon
Me and the wife had our honeymoon back in 2012 on the carnival Inspiration. : ( sad to see it go.
 
 
 
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CaniusLanius
Wendover: The Incredible Logistics of Schuttling Cruise liners
 
 
 
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Di Vi Fo
Amazing cruiser 😊👍
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shitpost Central
Crazy to see the Monarch of the Seas getting torn apart. It was the first ship I ever sailed on.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regis-Michel Leclerc
Did I miss the price the vessels are sold to the ship breakers?
 
 
 
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GoochPanooch
Wouldn’t it be smarter to have a warehouse that it drives into and gets pulled apart by mechanical arms.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Siggy
The dude said “bridge side” not “breach side” when talking about the expensive navigational equipment 🙄
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Citizen
The cruise industry is such a wasteful industry.
 
 
 
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M M
$4 million per ship profit? That’s less than I thought it’d be.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kızıl Sakal
Ben bilmiyordum güzel içerik, Kolay gelsin abiler
 
 
 
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James wickham
Wish I could keep one ship
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alex White
That is absolutely insane to do! Just sending their ships they bought for hundreds of millions or more off to be scrapped for a few million dollars, All because the cruise industry came to a temporary halt for 6-12 months? The cruise industry will come back strong and then they will be in a situation where they have extremely high demand and not enough ships to accommodate and they loose the income and also have to raise the prices and it’s just a loss for everyone!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nathan Martinez
You guys should go deeper into the business and cover the ship breaking yards in Bangladesh. People die & get seriously injured there routinely. The companies that previously owned the boats that end up there don’t want to talk about it. It’s extremely sad.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
dr.neemoho
Damn only 5 years. That’s a really short lifespan especially for something that huge
 
 
 
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Dmitri Kulkevičius
Cutting with a gascutter is my favorite job, apart from building ships.
 
 
 
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Travolts
What a shame, the amount of time it takes to build one of these ships just to have to dismantle them in a few years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Driggy
How sad is it that you can build 7 of these ships for the price of one B2 bomber…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Patches Cessna
All these beached cruise ships were built no later than mid 90’s with few balcony cabins which is the hot sell in todays cruise market. Look at these as 727’s…. High maintenance costs and cannot command higher per diems
 
 
 
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Cees Klumper
What about those giant engines that have 10 more years in them.
 
 
 
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sudilos117
The world: Recycle my ship! Poor, homeless and third world: I wish I didn’t live in a shack
 
 
 
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Space
Sweet, this means bigger and better ocean liners.
 
 
 
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Michael Hyland
One of the ships with the disk shaped top sections is what the wife and I took our honeymoon on. ☹
 
 
 
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anthony perry
Floating farms, with desalination plant, grow your own food, raise farm animals like chicken, goats and some hogs. A lot of potential for a small community of investors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lawrence Neals - GeekLifeRules
I used to sing on the Carnival ships shown here. It’s so weird seeing stairs I used to walk on virtually every day INSIDE the back of the theatre in full view of the sky from the bow being torn off.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Alan
Why demolish them? They can be turned into docked apartments for low income or homeless.
 
 
 
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Lynnie V
This is fascinating.
 
 
 
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Alan Hughes
i worked in the shipbuilding industry ,hardest dirty job bad for your health .breaking them apart is much worse.Someone’s has to do this job.i remember watching a breaking yard in india on 60 minutes the whole town was built from ship components.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xph Aku
I wonder how many years Bezo’s yacht that costs twice as much is going to last before ending up here.
 
 
 
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PeanutButter-19
It would be easier to get theft insurance on a ship, sink it in the middle of the ocean, and report it stolen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Just
Turning them into the 19 new air craft carriers we are building, new cruise ships will be built, better than the older ones.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Osama 111
One Industry growing from the collapse of another. How Ironic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
fishpotpete
It’s not just “parts” – it’s the metal being reclaimed for recycling. And whatever other things they can resell are being used elsewhere… or recycled themselves. What else are you supposed to do with an outdated Cruise ship if you have new, modern, more desirable ships.
 
 
 
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bobmcfeeasdk sjdifjsii
Peak oil, cruise ships seemed to have been banned by the higher ups, now only private yachts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Windson Ma
This Video was Tough to watch knowing that Oasis would some day end up just like those other ships
 
 
 
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InfiniD
Unfortunate to see these ships demolished before their time. But even if you just anchored a ship and used it for another purpose eventually it would fall into a state of disrepair. Sadly the Queen Mary has been in a state of decaying over the last 30 yrs and will need to be dismantled because the cost of reparing her is in the millions!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAD Thunkin
What if the workers got covid? Do they quarantine them to the ship for two weeks?