In the south east of Bangladesh, in the Bay of Bengal near Chittagong, ships from around the world are broken up with manual labor and sold for scrap. Shipbreaking is a controversial industry. The positive economic and recycling impacts are counterbalanced by the human and labor rights violations and environmental pollution. It is estimated that 100.000 workers worldwide are employed in shipbreaking. Greenpeace and FIDH, among others, have pointed at this industry as being the deadliest in the world.
Visit the entrance hallway of the 3me faculty between the 22nd of September and the 4th of October to see the photo exhibit, courtesy of photographer Pierre Torset (www.pierretorset.com).
This exhibit is brought to you by Studium Generale and SG Froude, the student association of the Maritime Engineering Faculty.