Shipbreaking yard in Alang

#1 Jul 27th, 2018, 00:11
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Hi everyone,

I'm planning a trip in Gujarat in October 2018. I'm interested in visiting the ship breaking yards in Alang. I know it's pretty hard to visit and that an authorization is required, especially for non indian people.
Does anybody know if it's really impossible to get such an authorization ? How to do to be able to visit that amazing place ?
Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks.
#2 Jul 27th, 2018, 07:43
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I think these places are "sensitive" about their activities being shown to the wider world, as the standards of employee safety, protection, etc, are not as expected in the west.

If you can find a good reason to explain your interest that may help, maybe pass yourself off as a dealer in scrap or recycling used items?

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#3 Jul 27th, 2018, 09:18
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Heard a few stories, where people have gone there to pick up good cutlery and stuff like that at cheap prices..
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Pay for the privilegeó money talks
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Spend some time there, get to know people and above..
#6 Jul 29th, 2018, 21:39
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I wanted to visit one of these in Kolkata a couple of years back and got told 'no chance' by 2 tour operators.
#7 Jul 29th, 2018, 23:31
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Start poring over Instagram and Google photos geotagged at the shipyards. It wouldn't be hard to make contact with some yard workers.
#8 Aug 9th, 2018, 09:54
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Thanks everybody ! I understand that luck is the only way to visit the ship breaking yard !
#9 Aug 9th, 2018, 11:17
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Had visited this yard over 20 years ago to buy stuff for a maintenance training centre. Awful living conditions for the workers and no safety gear whatsoever. But plenty of industrial stuff, even household items for a steal!.

We went through a broker based in Bhavnagar as we were buyers! Dont know restrictions for non-Indians.

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