Alang, India on the west coast of India is known in the shipping industry as the ship breaking capitol of the world. Some studies conclude that over half of all world-wide ship salvage operations take place in this small town in India.
27 May The great German battleship BISMARCK, crippled yesterday by RAF Fairey Swordfish bi-planes, is bombarded repeatedly by the Royal Navy until the crew scuttles her. The sinking of the HMS HOOD three days earlier is avenged.
Bruno Barbey. Portsall, Brittany. "Amoco Cadiz's" oil disaster. The March 16, 1978, in damage of bar to broad of Finistre, the bast tanker Amoco Cadiz, transporting towards Rotterdam 220 000 tons of the crude oil of the Persian Gulf, drifts towards the Breton coast in a strong storm. March 1978.
A pair of divers explore the wreck of the Giannis D (originally Shoyo Maru) on the Abu Nuhas reef, Strait of Gubal, Red Sea, Egypt. By British photographer Alex Mustard. He's travelled the world snapping pictures of wrecked ships lying on the sea bed.