Cruise ships dismantled for scrap after pandemic sinks industry
Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for more
Cruise ships were home to the some of the earliest clusters of COVID-19 as the pandemic spread globally early more
Dozens of workers stripped walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels at the dock in Aliaga, a tmore
Before the pandemic, Turkey's ship-breaking yards typically handled cargo and container ships, Kamil Onal, chamore
Onal said some 2,500 people worked at the yard in teams that take around six months to dismantle a full passenmore
The shipyard aims to increase the volume of dismantled steel to 1.1 million tonnes by the end of the year, fromore
Even the ships' non-metal fittings do not go to waste as hotel operators have come to the yard to buy useful mmore
A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Aegean pomore
Decommissioned are dismantled at Aliaga ship-breaking yard in the Turkish port city of Izmir. REUTERS/Umit Bekmore
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