Ive got a love for knowledge of ShipBreaking but mainly based in Western Europe due to the abillity to dismantle these HUGE beast's with not much more than there bare hands & some burning gear...HAS ANYONE GOT ANY LINKS OR PHOTO'S OF SHIPBREAKING PLEASE heres a link i found with some of it,you can click on each photo to maximise the pic's
Royalflush, they have done this for years in India, all the old single hulled supertankers like Esso Northumbria were dismantled this way. I believe what they do is, they point the ship at the coast line and throw the engines into full ahead. The ship runs aground and they set work to it straight away. Health and safety is not an issue, asbestos and heavy metals are rife on the vessels and the life expectancy on the job is not long. No wonder the big oil companies make mega profits.
Aparently what they do is to get the ship/tanker as close to the beach as poss is put it in FULL power & go for the clappers untill it stops through the sand below it...then they get around 50-200 men/women to strip it...there's no cranes until they have managed to dissmantle most of the big pieces & break them off...they use pure muscle power & a VERY long cable to tow/pull some of the large pieces that us in Europe would use heavy machinery to get them to the land...
I posted a link to the last surviving british ww2 aircraft carrier being broken up for scrap in this manner. I've been having a troll of my postings but I cant find it. All I remember was that it wasnt a thread I started. Anyone help on this?