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A cemetery for ships in Angola

The beach of Sarico in Angola's Bengo province is a real "ship cemetery." The carcasses of the vessels scattered along the beach pose a danger to bathers. The scrap iron from these ships, however, has become a moneyspinner for some young people.

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The carcasses of ships are everywhere and the scene attracts many bathers despite the risks. Locals use the iron from the abandoned ships. They strip the shipwrecks. For five years now, these young people have been selling the scrap metal.

Regional authorities want the shipwrecks off the beach. The Port Maritime Institute has been instructed to remove them.