We were discharging scrap on the next berth when she came alongside. There were millions of burning torches going 24/7 as vessels were queing up offshore to be next at the breakers. The Breakers I believe is now a large container terminal.Im suprised Alang takes months to break a vessel up considering the work force there.
Just to make a comparison to the one week that it took for her scrapping, her former fleetmate Statendam was grounded in Alang to be scrapped in May 2004, work commenced in July (as she had to be slowly dragged closer to the beach and stripped of any valuable fittings) and was nearly completed in December. The 2004-05 newsletter of the maritimematters.com site offered interesting details on the breaking up of some old favourites.
Your comment "The Breakers I believe is now a large container terminal" is spot on - the owner of that land used the rather major profit from the sale, to finance a couple of capesize new-buildings.