All photos by and copyright Selim San 2013 unless otherwise noted.
As of Wednesday, August 21, the ACIF (ex SEA VENTURE, PACIFIC PRINCESS, PACIFIC) was still laying at a precarious starboard angle at a scrapyard in Aliaga, near Izmir, Turkey. The ship’s list appears to have been arrested and there will be an attempt to right her before scrapping commences. More as the story unfolds.
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."