Ship breaking

Ship breaking is the process of dismantling of ships at the end of their life which is mostly 25 to 30 years. The ship is broken apart into parts or scraps for recycling. It is considered as one of the most dangerous industries in the world. The largest shipbreaking facility in the world is in Alang, Gujarat. Recently, the pandemic has increased the number of cruise ships arriving at the Alang facility due to a slump in the tourism sector.