The 48 years old vessel, MV Boudicca, has been beached in Aliaga for Scrapping.
The MV Boudicca had served as accommodation for workers at the scrapping yard in Aliaga, yesterday May 17, it was run aground for scrapping in this same yard, same story can be repeated for her sister- ship MV Black Watch.
Boudicca’s beaching was rather silent specially when compared to the bustle of emotions that usually followed other beachings for the last 12 months, specially as seen with Marco Polo or Magellan’s demise in Alang.
At the end of the day, this ship adds another to the tally of beached cruise ships since June 2020 now very near 20.
Just like all the other cruise ships that have been brought to Aliaga or Alang / India since last year, these are the effects of the corona pandemic. The cruise companies are separating from older and no longer economical ships and around 20 cruise ships have already been scrapped since the beginning of the crisis.
In Aliaga, for example, ships belonging to the former Spanish shipping company Pullmantur Cruises and the Carnival Cruise Line were scrapped. The MS Astor, which is particularly popular on the German market and was last on the road for the insolvent company TransOcean Kreuzfahrten, also found its final destination here.