Former Australian Venture sold for scrap

8th December 2006, 13:08
It's come to light this week that the former AUSTRALIAN VENTURE - now named MSC NURIA - has been sold for demolition in India. She is due to arrive Alang in the next week or so.


10th December 2006, 08:11
"Australian Venture" was my last ship (1992). Some would say she was ready for the scrapyard then. The Chief Engineer told me he always breathed a sigh of relief when we rounded Cape Horn and were abeam of Rio - somewhere to go if she conked out completely!

Having said that, I had a pretty good round-the-world Swansong - lots of laughs and a last bash at a few old haunts. Sorry to hear she's going.

John T.

10th December 2006, 10:18
The "Venture" was built in 1977 and although I never sailed on her, my memery was that she was ready for scrapping about 1978!

Mark Taxis
13th February 2007, 18:55
I do not think there will be many engineers that were saddened to hear of her belated trip to the scrapyards. All of that class were an engineers nightmare.