Have you ever thought about what happens to those ships that you see in port when they are no longer wanted or able to transport goods?
I often wondered if they were sank, to create artificial reefs or if they’re recycled into other steel and metal products.
Well, it turns out, some are sunk but many are “wrecked” into the coastline of Bangladesh where poor workers dismantle the ships by hand.
It’s a dangerous job and by no means fun, but it’s a way to make a living and the Bangladeshi do it.
Check out this video from National Geographic. It’s truly eye opening.