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.
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