How much does it cost to decommission a vessel?
How much does it cost to decommission a bulk carrier for the salvaging of scrap for a 60,000 DWT vessel?
I hear the best place to ship the vessel off to would be the shores of India, Chittagong is said to be the capital of the world for decommissioning.
Do you know how many workers would be working on your vessel?
How much are they paid per day?
I read some NBC article from 2006 that said workers are paid $1 a day, is that really true?
How many months would it take to decommission?
How much scrap do you think can be salvaged from a 60,000 DWT vessel?
The NBC article did make mention of the dangers that these Indians are put to when decommissioning as they are mainly off the street employees or don't have proper training and tools and equipment and get sick. But the Indians say that if you want your vessel decommissioned elsewhere expect to pay 10 times more. I hear even 25% of your vessels value. Especially in the USA. Is this true?
Sorry for all the questions but I hope you can please take the time to answer them
Many thanks in advance