Bidding farewell to an old friend is never easy, especially a close one, with whom one has sailed the high seas. MV Badri Prasad has been scrapped on 12th August this year to accommodate the addition of relatively younger vessels. She was acquired in July 2011.
Previously named Songa Peak, the Japanese vessel was built in 1989. With Essar Shipping having purchased it, MV Badri Prasad was registered under the Indian flag, and its acquisition added to the Indian tonnage as well as Essar’s.
With a DWT of 151418, the vessel was 261 metres long and 23 metres high from keel to deck. These dimensions are approximately twice the size of a football field! During her employment with Essar Shipping Ltd. MV Badri Prasad made voyages to ports around the world in China
South East Asia, Australia, and Taiwan for almost 35 voyages, carrying varied dry bulk cargo of coal, bauxite, iron ore, and coke. As older vessels are scrapped, Essar Shipping will be adding newer vessels to its tonnage, thus making its fleet younger. The new vessels will be employed to carry cargo for Essar Steel along the Indian coast.