Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/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. Cruise ships were home to the some of the earliest clusters of Covid-19 as the pandemic spread globally early this year.

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Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Dozens of workers stripped walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels in the dock in Aliaga, a town 45km north of Izmir on Turkey’s west coast. Three more ships are set to join those already being dismantled.

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
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2,500 people worked at the yard in teams that take around six months to dismantle a full passenger ship. The vessels arrived from Britain, Italy and the United States.

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
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Even the ships’ non-metal fittings do not go to waste as hotel operators have come to the yard to buy useful materials.

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Chris McGrath/Getty

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Chris McGrath/Getty

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

Stunning Aerial Photos Shows Luxury Cruise Ships Being Broken Up At a Dock in Turkey
Umit Bektas/Reuters

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