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Photos show how cruise ships are now being scrapped in Turkey

An overview of the scrapping yard in Aliağa, Turkey.

An overview of the scrapping yard in Aliağa, Turkey.

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The corona crisis also caused problems for the cruise industry. Many of the huge cruisers had to hold out in their home ports for months. When the ships are no longer worth maintaining, many of them end up here: in the Turkish port city of Aliağa.

30 kilometers from Izmir, ships, drilling rigs and tugs have been cannibalized on the Turkish Mediterranean coast for decades. It was not until the beginning of October that five former luxury liners set out on their last voyage to the bay of Çandarlı, as the “Stern” reports.

Take a look at the impressive pictures of one of the largest ship cemeteries in Europe:

Scrapping yard in Aliağa: This is one of the largest ship cemeteries in Europe

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