The freshly-beached OUZOUD as seen from the rails of WINNER 5 (ex AUSONIA) at Alang. Copyright www.midshipcentury.com 2010.
Overcrowded Alang has just polished off Yugoslav-built liners DALMACIJA and GLORY (ex ANNA NERY, etc.). Sadly, the WINNER 5 (ex AUSONIA, IVORY, AEGEAN tWO) has begun to succumb after waiting two months for another ship in her plot to be finished and for winchers to drag her closer to shore. MAESTRO (ex RENAISSANCE, etc.) is expected shortly after diverting to an anchorage off Bombay for the past couple weeks. Ferries OUZOUD (ex PETER PAN, FEDRA, etc.) and GIULIA D’ABUNDO (ex NILS DACKE) are the latest arrivals while SAGA ROSE made a half circumnavigation of the world from Gibraltar around Africa, past Singapore and up to an anchorage off Shanghai, where she eventually proceeded to a berth in the industrial town of Jiangyin, known for its steel and scrap industry. It appears this will be where she meets her end. The GENERAL EDWIN D. PATRICK has entered the Panama Canal on her passage to Brownsville and should be followed in two weeks or so by the GENERAL JOHN POPE. For more images, please click here. UPDATED: May 29, 2010.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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