so after reading about the Knock Nevis, i was watching this video on youtube, and im just curious if anyone has the answer to this question:
are the men who beach these ship actual mariners? or are they just yard workers who happened to figure out how to trim a ships draught, make it go full ahead, and point it towards the beach? maybe the delivery crew perhaps? but from what ive read, the ships brought to Alang are put out at an anchorage until the correct tide, which can be weeks, sometimes. i cant imagine any poor Indian man with seafaring experience choosing to work at a breakers yard instead of at sea(considering how many of todays international mariners are Indian), so id assume they just “read the instructions”, or got a crash course from the delivery crew.
has anyone here had the pleasure of delivering a ship to her doom?
thanks for indulging the noob…
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