The Ship Breakers of Bangladesh: VICE INTL


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Published: 4 years ago
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.

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makes me love the united states almost brought me to tears this is motivation to grind right here.

2 weeks ago

Do u know why they work for so cheap? Because they r willing to.

3 weeks ago

Nutz

1 month ago

They should grow vegetation.and fruits and sell.. .

1 month ago

American Liberals cry, scream and act like their life is over for not calling the correct pronouns..

1 month ago

Beautiful people. Working hard to get ahead. I admire them.

2 months ago

Europeans done all bad works with the 3rd world.....
They don't want to pollute their country so they send all their trash to the 3rd world...........
Shame on you people........😠😠

2 months ago

Decent. Thanks a lot. :D

2 months ago

Get your narration right,dude! It ain't shittagong, it's chittagong!

2 months ago

But I appreciate the fact that you reached out to document a rarely discussed topic and increased awareness for these underprivileged people.

2 months ago

I wonder if they have to pay for the ship or if they just dump it there and thank them for taking care of their junk

2 months ago

Anyone complaining about their job in America and most of Europe should watch this or the hourlong documentary “shipbreakers” about the ones in India who have it even worse. That should suffice to stop any further complaining and instill some gratitude hopefully. Fuckin Kardashian’s and six nines ruining the minds of simple minded Americans. This 3 year old suburban white girl the other day I saw I though aww she’s so cute then she started reciting cardi b lyrics and I wanted to throw her down the trash chute in the apartment...I didn’t really want to do that to her but maybe slap her parents for letting that nonsense into a little child’s brain. When I have children if I ever hear them reciting some of these ridiculous lyrics I will ship them off to Japan to learn some respect for their little brains.

2 months ago

To get a more in- depth view of this subject, ''Shipbreakers'' {on here} is superbly done, but very frustrating and sad.

3 months ago

India's 15 year olds are out making a hard living breaking ships while American 15 year olds are robbing liquor stores

3 months ago

Patrick Wumbo actually Bangladesh is a country of its own

3 months ago

metric ton of scrap steel costs 135 dollars. how come wages are 3 dollars per 12 hours? someone is making some serious buck without a sweat.

3 months ago

Shitagone

4 months ago

And you people in California are worried about DRINKING STRAWS???????????

4 months ago

That’s crap they should pay those people more!

4 months ago

So they say to the starving people, take these boats down by hand and we will "pay" you. It will keep you busy for years and barely fed and you won't rebel.

5 months ago

Now I start to realize that caucasians are the root of all evil.

5 months ago

These People have so much stacked against them, that the ship buyer are the least malicious group they deal with. Whole Nations and Empires send their old ships here without a care for the positions within it. The Exploitation of our current Global System

5 months ago

Time to go after all the greedy corporations paying these people bs wages.

5 months ago

Nice Safety First sign

5 months ago

What is use this kind of scrap?

5 months ago

That kids probs dead now.

6 months ago

Someone needs to notify osha's office.

6 months ago

Theses children are men, real men. It’s sad they have to be men at such a young age. My heart goes out to them and it makes me appreciate what I have even more.

6 months ago

Who gives a fuck

6 months ago

Man. Kinda makes one feel better about working at the local fast food huh?

6 months ago

Becouse some of them are non educated person they are stubbborn

6 months ago

The man you saw was died in next year in RT documentary's video.
And he could not record the incident of the ship breaking industry and he took a poor's job

6 months ago