Alang, Gujarat: The World’s Biggest Ship Breaking Yard & A Dangerous Environmental Time Bomb
Alang in Gujarat is the world’s biggest ship breaking yard with hundreds of ships getting scrapped each year. With increase in the yard’s popularity around the world, there has also been a steep increase in the number of threats posed by the ship breaking yard to the marine environment and laborers working there.
Unlike other countries, India possesses very loose marine environmental protection policies, which have lead to irreversible harm to the surrounding flora and fauna. Several beautiful coral reefs near to the Indian coasts have been completely destroyed and the marine life the affected area has gone haywire.
Moreover, Alang has now become an official storage facility for toxic wastes, radioactive elements, poisonous gases, and waste, unusable oil. These toxic have not only entered into the marine food chain by contaminating the oceans but have greatly affected the health of workers, who already live in dilapidated condition with least safety measures and poor health care facilities.
Marine Insight also brings to you exclusive pictures of Alang Shipyard which you cannot find anywhere else.
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I am from South India. Can you provide any contact details of ship breaking companies in Alang.
I live near here and see broken ships. Lots of broken ships, so many they are more than land. More than land, yes! Have cousin-uncle who works nights breaking ships for small concern and he streams videos of his work. So much work. Loosen ehhhhhh sidewalls and planks, so much work!
I am from Nagpur Maharashtra India. Can you provide any contact details of ship breaking companies in Alang.
I NEED HMS SCRAP IF ANY ONE CAN SUPPLY FROM ALANG, CUSTOMS CLEARED WITH BILL- EMAIL TO : MH.EXPORTERS@YAHOO.COM
I think it’s best to recycle these ship wrecks to save the environment and utilize what ever possible and economise and provide alternative raw materials to various industries and curb inflation.
If any body could contact me and supply soft Pvc Beadings for reprocessing I would certainly like to become a part of this drive
we are looking to buy old vessels and barge
we are looking for
5 of large vessels who carry 50,000 mt years 90s and older
15 barge years 90s and older use for stone transportation
10 of vessels which could carry from 20,000 to 30,000 m tones
best regards with thanks
I would like to buy Russian left-sided ship engine block (6чн 40/46).
If you have it I’m waiting for your quotation.
Or maybe guys you can help me to provide preused engine sellers contact details.
HK Marline Trading LTD
I m from Bhavnagar city. Alang is 50 kms away from Bhavnagar city.
We are supplying marine machinery.
If any one need help about ALANG contact us
I want to talk to you my no is 9953231634
You can contact us on email@example.com
I’m purchasing firsh of ship Pl give gidens
Hi I am looking for ms metal scrap of a good quantity