Emerald at Alang Ship-Breakers

Channel: Mark Jameson


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A very sad sight, and the end of an era, in more ways than one, The 'Emerald', formerly the Santa Rosa of Grace Line. The last of the steam driven ocean liners, built during the swan-song period of traditional shipbuilding, and the end of an era for us of ocean liner salvage. Those warehouse-busting quantities of mid-century treasures are all gone now.
Believe me, you could fit what you'd want to salvage from a recently built passenger ship, in the boot of your car.
The Emerald was a let down, re-fitted to death in the 70's and 80's, not worth the 2 near-death experiences getting to and fro the Ship during monsoon tides, but when you've gone 3000 miles you got to go the last 1.
Sailed back to shore glad I had bought so much of the Augustus, the 1000pcs of furniture onboard Her doesn't seem such a Big pile anymore...
Sorry I can't post the 'juiciest' alang videos, it'll ruin my relationships there, if you want to see some you'll have to drop by!