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Noun1.ship-breaker - a contractor who buys old ships and breaks them up for scrap
contractor - someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
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On Quilp's Wharf, Daniel Quilp was a ship-breaker, yet to judge from these appearances he must either have been a ship-breaker on a very small scale, or have broken his ships up very small indeed.
It matters not what stranded ships repairing in dry docks I lost myself among, what old hulls of ships in course of being knocked to pieces, what ooze and slime and other dregs of tide, what yards of ship-builders and ship-breakers, what rusty anchors blindly biting into the ground though for years off duty, what mountainous country of accumulated casks and timber, how many rope-walks that were not the Old Green Copper.
Ham carrying me on his back and a small box of ours under his arm, and Peggotty carrying another small box of ours, we turned down lanes bestrewn with bits of chips and little hillocks of sand, and went past gas-works, rope-walks, boat-builders' yards, shipwrights' yards, ship-breakers' yards, caulkers' yards, riggers' lofts, smiths' forges, and a great litter of such places, until we came out upon the dull waste I had already seen at a distance; when Ham said,
It is fitting that they were spared the ship-breaker's hammer," Hoard said.
She was decommissioned in 1997 and sold through an online auction to a ship-breaker.
According to the South Korean ship-breaker which now owns the Megafloat, buoys will be attached to the structure to refloat it and several tugboats will try to pull it further ashore by Feb.
Braveheart star James Cosmo, 50, worked at Clydeside ship-breaker's yard Arnott Youngs when he was just 16.
SHIP-BREAKER and developer Able UK has been given the green light for a pounds 400m renewable energy centre on Humberside.
An investigation by trade magazine Ships Monthly has discovered the former car ferry is set to be scrapped, probably at a ship-breaker's yard in Turkey, according to experts.
The brutal world of the ship-breaker is repeated across the beaches of neighbouring India, Pakistan, China and Turkey, though it is the coastline between the towns of Bhatiara and Sitakunda to the north of Chittagong that lay claim to the most chaotic and deadly of all.
The 34-year-old Billingham firm is a land developer and ship-breaker with 450 staff and best known recently for its dismantling of the US Navy "ghost ships" and is currently developing land for the construction of a series of wind turbines.
The commercial contractor who will carry out the work has not yet been agreed, but will be a recognised ship-breaker with all necessary skills and competencies.

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