I took this shot from the bow of the Australian Purpose leaving Tobata for the Pilbara and another load of iron ore. They were fairly ordinary ships but on a good run. Always had a few nights in the Japanese ports and the Aus dollar was still worth a few yen. But that was over 20 years ago so perhaps I am being overly nostalgic. The Purpose was sold to COSCO in the late 80's and sank in the Indian Ocean en route to Port Kembla with a load of Iron Ore. All the crew were picked up by a passing ship.