Harbours

Harbours

Philippines – stranded ships after Yolanda (Haiyan)

Stranded ship ended up near oil tanks

This ship nearly caused another disaster in the barangay of Anibong in Tacloban, as it was nearly washed into a huge tank farm. The brown tarpaulin on the right covers a section where the ship ran into the berm and damaged it heavily.

Philippines – stranded ships after Yolanda (Haiyan)

Stranded ship in Tacloban

This is one of the twelve ships stranded in Tacloban City.

It was washed ashore by super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Anibong, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Tacloban. Built by the waterfront, Anibong was totally destroyed when a total of eight freighter ships tore through it and ran aground.

We managed to coordinate and clarify the procedures with the local authorities, to avoid conditions as in the notorious shipbreaking beaches in Bangladesh or India. Shipbreaking sets free a mixture of hazardous materials, such as asbestos, PCBs, PAHs, lead, and many others.

According to the authorities, the ships will be towed back to sea, to be repaired in Philippine ship yards. As I will stay here long enough, I will post updates of the efforts.

Havana: Malecon and Hotel Nacional During a Stormy Day

Havanna: Same view over the Malecón as in Havana (4), looking at Hotel Nacional, during a storm. Shot taken with Canon A-1 and Soligor 35-70 mm.

Havana: Malecon and Hotel Nacional at Dusk

Havana: Night shot over the Malecon to the West, looking at Hotel Nacional. Shotr taken with Canon A-1, with Soligor 35-70 mm. If you want a print of this one (up to 60X40 cm), send me a mail.

Havana: Malecon and Morro on a Sunny Day

Nearly the same angle and focal length as the Malecon and Morro below. Probably not the same people. Shot taken with Canon A-1 with Soligor 35-70 mm.

Havana: Malecon and Morro at Night

Night shot: Malecon in Havana looking east towards the Morro. Taken with Canon A-1 and Soligor 35-70 mm lens. I have a print in 60×40 cm – very nice… You want one? Send me a mail.