What a contrast with yesterday’s post. A small fishing boat drawn up on the side of a river estuary, compared with this behemoth sitting on a sandbank off the coast of Goa, India. The 240 metre ore carrier, the ‘River Princess’ ran aground twelve years ago on the lovely beach at Candolim and despite the best efforts of the state government and the local tourism board it remains there today, slowly falling apart and causing considerable environmental damage to the beach. A local salvage expert said that the task of removing the ship is “like uprooting a sunken four-storeyed building.”
Even so, it looks pretty impressive and makes for an unusual sunset picture. Moored offshore can be seen dozens of other vessels that are laid up without cargoes.