Thursday, 5 July 2012

River Embley on YouTube

YouTube poster MILANSAGAR has put up the beaching of S/S Rover  (ex. River Embley )  at Chittagong last month as well as few clips of the crew leaving the ship, their job done. A bit shakey, but the end of an era of commercial coal-fired steam ships is captured for posterity. Sister-ship River Boyne is completing her final Australian bauxite voyage, and will depart Gladstone for Singapore and further destinations in mid-July.

A bit like death really - an inevitable end after a life of contribution. Like the other ships beached at Chittagong, a new phase as everything of value is recycled and reused.

Antipodean Mariner

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