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Bangladesh Ship breaking Yard : Iron Giant | by Shabbir Ferdous
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Bangladesh Ship breaking Yard : Iron Giant

Ship breaking yard always was my fascination. Giant oil tankers like this one will be cut down to pieces within couple of months by such tiny people. You can’t feel the depth of this area unless you are there. I own couple of domestic ships; their bodies were built entirely from these giant tankers. Right now our entire iron industry is highly depended on the deaths of these massive iron giants.


In this picture, you can see a ship breaking yard labor returning from his post. This is low tide in the sea, the muddy beach got exposed. Your feel goes upto knee high deep in those mud. If you see closely, you can see a tiny man next to the oil tanker. That can give you some idea about the height of the tanker. The size of this tanker was 12,000 ton. Usually they break over 15 to 20 thousand ton capacity ships.


Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Location: Shitakundo Ship Breaking Yard, Chittagong, Bangladesh


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Taken on February 5, 2009