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India. Province of Gujarat. Alang. Workers, all men, draw  oxygen tanks for welding from the beach up to the ship. A worker flies in the air and holds himself tight with both hands on a rope. Ship aground. Vessel stranded. Bottoms of ship at low tide on the shore. Alang, located in the Gulf of Khambhat, is a ships breaking place. Alang is considered as the biggest scrapyard in the world. Ships recycling for its metals. Environmental issues. Hazardous waste. © 1992 Didier Ruef