Where cruise ships & airplanes go to die

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Where cruise ships & airplanes go to die

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Here are a couple places I’d consider stops on a Maker-vacation… The first is the Gujarat Province on the Gulf of Cambay, India – this is where cruise ships go after they outlive their usefulness… [via] – Link & Google map.

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Next up, The Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center – Link & Google Map.

Got others? Send them in!

Update: DGary writes “My buddy Pardeep grew up in Alang, before it became a breaker yard, and left in the early 90’s, ironic in this case because when I met him he was living in Tuscon while I was working at Davis-Monthan on a contract, I was there for 3 years and never made it to the scrap yard, which Par said reminded him of home, only cleaner, and in the middle of the desert.

We last worked togther on software that runs automated foundries, some of which very likely use scrap from both of these yards.

From what Par’s told me Alang has a horrendous safety record, but you can get stuff from the shops at cutthroat prices.”

8 thoughts on “Where cruise ships & airplanes go to die

  1. DGary says:

    My buddy Pardeep grew up in Alang, before it became a breaker yard, and left in the early 90’s, ironic in this case because when I met him he was living in Tuscon while I was working at Davis-Monthan on a contract, I was there for 3 years and never made it to the scrap yard, which Par said reminded him of home, only cleaner, and in the middle of the desert.

    We last worked togther on software that runs automated foundries, some of which very likely use scrap from both of these yards.

    From what Par’s told me Alang has a horrendous safety record, but you can get stuff from the shops at cutthroat prices.

  2. aolshove says:

    There’s a documentary on Discovery HD about this Indian ship breaking yard. It’s an environmental and human rights abomination but every so-called civilized nation sends ships there to be destroyed and thus turns a blind eye.

  3. MadScott says:

    Check out Pinal Air Park in Arizona (North of Tucson) — the CIA’s old boneyard and the historical home of a lot of the covert “airlines” that they’ve run: 32°30′35″N, 111°19′31″W on Google Earth. Zoom in for a last look at the Beech Starion….

  4. matthewalbright says:

    There is of course the bone yard to the east of the Benicia Bridge in the SF Bay Area, CA. It looks to be all military ships:

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