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Better Safety Helps Bangladesh Shipbuilding Industry

At Western Marine’s shipyard on the edge of the Bay of Bengal, machines shriek and sparks fly as workers turn hulking pieces of metal into gigantic ships. The clanging of hammers echoes as a stray dog trots across a cavernous hangar. The port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh is notorious for its ship-breaking industry, where old ships are broken down by hand in dangerous work conditions. Lesser known is that Bangladesh, a coastal country abundant with rivers, has more than 100...

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