Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Anyhow, I was researching what happens to old ships (and I won't spoil the suprise coz it's do blimmin interesting..) however I found this crazy place which is considered the largest ship graveyard in the world. It's the Bay of Nouadhibou, in Mauritania, (which is in West Africa by the Sahara and no I had no idea either) where more than 300 old ships (most of them 25-50 years old) have been dumped here during last 20 years.
And it's no mystery how those ships got there, because for years Mauritanian harbour officers have been taking bribes and allowing ships to be discarded in the harbour. Discarding a ship is very expensive so during the years many companies from all over the world got rid of their unwanted ships cheaply in the Bay of Nouadhibou. But seriously folks check out this google map of the bay.
Now THAT is crazy. Did you take a look? What happens now? Does anyone care about how to get rid of them? - the logistics part of my brain is going BANANAS right now. Can you tell?
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