Last Sunday we went to Juhu beach. Not because we like this place but for something unusual that has happened here recently.
Planning to enter our house ?
Well, what will you do when you wake up one morning, only to see a huge ship coming at your doorstep?
Yes, that’s what happened a few days back in Mumbai. An old unmanned ship called Wisdom on way to Gujarat from Colombo decided to halt at Mumbai’s Juhu beach !
There you are, right in front of us !
Life guards on duty. Can you see a man on top of the ship?
All efforts to salvage the cargo ship which is stuck in the sand at Juhu beach since June 11 were called off again on Sunday after facing one more failure.
The stranded vessel will remain on the beach for at least a fortnight more because as per the officials, salvage operations require high tides of more than 4.5 meters, which are expected only after a fortnight.
Wobbling effect…. the anchor chain left marks on its body.
An aeroplane taking off from the airport.
The ship is alarmingly close to the houses.
The rope used for tugging earlier, has now a new role. 🙂
Thousands of people throng it everyday.
So, it has become a fair like scene at Juhu beach. Everyday the ship is thronged by thousands of people who come to catch a glimpse of this merchant vessel. The traffic in that area is always jam packed and most autos /taxis refuse to take us there. But there is no stopping. I could see people walking miles for it.
This unusual happening has both good & bad sides which I will talk about later. The sheer desire & excitement to touch it has already claimed three lives till now. The sea is rough and waves are high. Officials have issued an advisory for people keen on going near the ship.
But do all people rave about traffic jams & dirty beach?
P.S.- I will post a short video tomorrow.
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