Shipyards May Be Dead In The Water...And A Supertanker Can't Rescue Them

An eerie stillness reigns in the shipyard beside pale-blue Cdiz Bay. The great gray cranes, 90 meters tall and capable of lifting 600 tons, loom immobile over the dry dock. A nearly completed supertanker, its hull rust-red and black, its superstructure gleaming white, stands lashed to the quay by a web of hawsers, but not one human figure can be seen on it.

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