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JUDITH PRAT

La Luz: port slums

Over the last decade, the problem of abandoning boats and crews in the port of La Luz in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, has been persistent. The fact that such vessels have piled up in the port has led to the appearance of marginal communities an social exclusion. This is because the abandoned boats have been converted into the usual dwelling-places of abandoned crew-members and unemployed seamen with serious financial problems, as well as undocumented inmigrants living in extrem poverty. All of these people deprived of any means of subsistence, live lives of misery aboard rusty derelict vessels in an advanced state of decay, without light o water and, in some cases, they inhale gaseous fumes from motors or the lower-deck. Whitout a doubt, these are unhealthy an unsafe living conditions.

Spain, 2012.