Photos: Shipbreaking on the Beaches of Alang

Reuters' photographer Amit Dave has published a series of photos taken just this week at a shipbreaking yard in Alang, India, where many of the world's ships continue to be sent at the end of their operational lives. While some yards in Alang have upgraded their facilities to comply with global shipbreaking standards set out in the Hong Kong Convention, the shipbreaking … [Read more...]

The Ohio River: A Photo Essay

Photography by Brian Snyder. Reporting by Chris Kenning (Reuters) In the 29 years that towboat captain Joe Gray has worked flotillas of barges up and down the Ohio River, he has witnessed the decline at the heart of industrial America in what is known as the country's Rust Belt. Gray, 46, spends up to eight months a year doing 28-day stints on the barges carrying coal, … [Read more...]

SPOTD – Larger Than Life DC Superheroes At Sea

Tirrenia Nuraghes's Superhero themed Ferries. Image via Palumbo Shipyard, Italy Super Heroes take-over the high seas after Palumbo shipyards in Messina Italy began decorating the sides of themed Tirrenia ships.  The M/V  is the first of Tirrenia’s ferries to put on a “new look:” that of the iconic DC Super Hero Batman! The new DC Themed … [Read more...]

10 High Resolution Photos Of US Navy Destroyer Collision

Seven sailors are missing and three injured after the USS Fitzgerald, a US Navy Destroyer, collided early on Saturday morning with a Philippine-flagged containership south of Tokyo Bay in Japan. Here are the incident photos, click on each photo for the High Resolution versions. USS Fitzgerald Damage Damage To The Containership ACX Crystal AIS Track Of Containership … [Read more...]