Ship breaking made easy


#1

Ship breaking in 42 sec. time laps:


#2

Considering that many people are suspicious about the regulatory compliance of the Asian shipbreakers, perhaps every scrapping operation should be recorded in a similar way. It would be a cheap way to increase the transparency of the disposal operation and we would get nice footage of the hulks being chopped up.


#3

Here is another video of “green” recycling - the footage from 4:48 onwards looks pretty violent, but then again why not? The deckhouse sections crash within the ship from where it’s easier to cut them up for lifting.


#4

I knew the SeaLand Charger…A little hard watching her get cut up but they all end up that way.


#5

I guess there is such a thing as a good death, though. I wonder what the cost difference is between doing it right in Alang and doing it traditionally in Alang.


#6

Racer class?


#7

Yes, the Charger’s sisters were the Champion, Lightning, and Racer. I think there may be another but the name escapes me. They were built 1996-97.