Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ship Being Beached at Full Speed

It might seem like the person steering this ferry doesn’t know what they’re doing, but then you don’t need to take much care with a vessel no longer fit for purpose. The M/F Ostend Spirit, also known as the MS Pride of Calais, met a rather undignified end when it was intentionally run aground at a European breakers yard. The ferry is intentionally beached because it is easier to demolish a vessel when it is on dry land.

For more than 20 years the ferry went back and forth across the English Channel before its final journey to a scrap yard in Aliaga, Turkey. The ship had been taken apart and recycled.

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