Shipbreaking: What I love best about this is the overwhelming inevitability once the ship comes into view. At Gadani Beach, where the pure products of the first world are reduced to rubble and rust by the third world. At Pakistan’s Gadani Beach, 40 kilometers west of Karachi City, where men with saws of fire come every day to do a job of work.
Supertanker FRONT DRIVER, built in 1991 by Hyundai Heavy Industries South Korea (and owned by Frontline Management of Norway) – Now at the end of it’s service life comes to Gadani beach of Pakistan, for decommissioning and breaking. All the steel (almost 90,000 tons of it) will now get recycled, and used within Pakistan.
6:18 Collision Alarm
7:15 FRONT DRIVER is now officially part of Pakistan’s territory.
11:57 Captain Siddique and his crew now cut their way out of the ship.
15:15 Ship’s condition after a few days. –[HT: Rob De Witt]
UPDATE:Look at it on google map, about 2 miles north of the Gaddani Boat Basin, right on the beach, if you zoom in close in “real” view, you’ll see a large jet in mid air with a strange colored apparition right next to it. Next to a community called Goth Abdullah. — ghostsniper