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The Messy, Booming Business of Recycling Cruise Ships

Cruise ships being salvaged

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 29, 2020 By Fran Golden for Bloomberg – Carnival Fantasy was a ship famous for its outlandish décor, all-night revelry and its size—back when 2,000 was an incredible number of passengers. The “Fun Ship” vibe it introduced in 1990 came with such whimsical spaces as an Egyptian-themed piano bar, decorated with a fake sarcophagus, and a glitzy glass-topped …

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VIDEO: Drone view of a cruise ship graveyard

Aerial view of cruise ships at ship breaking yard

PortandTerminal.com, October 7, 2020 ALIAGA, TURKEY – Dozens of workers stripped walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels in the dock in Aliaga, a town 27 miles north of Izmir on Turkey’s west coast. Three more ships are set to join those already being dismantled. With no end in sight to the global pandemic, cruise ship owners are offloading …

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Dismantling cruise ships suddenly big business in Turkey

A drone image shows decommissioned cruise ships being dismantled

REUTERS, OCTOBER 2, 2020 ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) – Business is booming at a sea dock in western Turkey, where five hulking cruise ships are being dismantled for scrap metal sales after the COVID-19 pandemic all but destroyed the industry, the head of a ship recyclers’ group said on Friday. Cruise ships were home to the some of the earliest clusters …

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A better way to recycle old ships

Shipbreaking yard. Ship. Chain. Pollution. Beach

PortandTerminal.com, September 1, 2020 Shipbreaking is among the most dangerous and environmentally damaging jobs in the world | Here’s a better to do it (World Economic Forum) – Shipbreaking is among the most dangerous jobs in the world, according to the International Labour Organisation. This is the process of breaking up huge old ships into spare parts. It almost always happens …

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Teekay Offshore Denies Wrongdoing After Norway Office Raided

Workers entering a beached tanker through a door in its hull as it sits on a dirty beach

Reuters, January 30, 2020 By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Norway’s national economic crime unit raided the local office of international shipping company Teekay Offshore this week on suspicion of illegally exporting waste, the agency, known as Okokrim, said on Thursday. In recent years, courts in Europe using tougher regulations have fined shipping companies for transporting hazardous waste …

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