In today's economy, globally as well as the US, many people will not care about the "Big U" getting scrapped. In the great scheme of things, it isn't a priority on peoples minds.
More at http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_panel-allows-toxic-ship-into-alang-despite-sc-ruling_1348334quote:
The Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) is in the dock. Its statement that it cannot send back the US ship, Platinum-II, since it is a “wreck” has caused serious judicial concern.
More at http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_centre-may-amend-law-to-help-dead-ship-platinum-ii-stay_1350951quote:
New Delhi: Apprehending flak from the Supreme Court (SC) for ignoring the anchoring of contaminated giant ship Platinum-II at Bhavnagar, Gujarat, for dismantling, the Centre has decided to amend the Merchant Shipping Act of 1958.
More with photo at http://maritimematters.com/2010/06/brokeback-platinum/quote:
A haunting series of images taken of the stranded and now quite visibly broken SS PLATINUM II (ex INDEPENDENCE, SEA LUCK I, OCEANIC INDEPENDENCE, OCEANIC) have been forwarded to MaritimeMatters by James Hood.
More with photos at http://maritimematters.com/2010/06/sad-endependence/quote:
The terribly sad images at the bottom of the page speak for themselves.
We have received many requests from people to publish them as they lend a certain “closure” to the sorrowful INDEPENDENCE saga. The photos were forwarded to MaritimeMatters by James Hood, who found them on an Indian website that has since deleted them.