On 20 kilometers of sloping beaches in Bangladesh, an army of men daily perform some of the world's toughest work. Tankers that survived years of high-seasoned heavy loads are now dismantled as they were built, by hand.
Paul Bailey, ILO Senior Technical Specialist
Although the problems might look to be insurmountable, there are a number of practical measures which can be taken such as provision of training for the workers, identification of hazardous equipment such as goggles, helmets, gloves.
All the world left this job. Now there are four, five countries in the world. If we don't do it what do you do with these ships? We are not only breaking the ships, we are saving you.