The empty Dong-a Rhea entering Newcastle Harbour adjacent to Nobbys Lighthouse on route to the Kooragang Coal Loader…Sunday 15.7.12. Image is in a group with other coal export ships the Pacific triangle, NSS Grandeur, Fortune Miracle and the Hanjin Haypoint. The 150,000 tonne dry bulk 8 hatch carrier Dong-a Rhea was built in 1993.
The coal will be used to generate electricity and raise the standards of living of those people living overseas up to that level now enjoyed by people living in Australian today. Newcastle Port exports over 100 million tonnes of steaming coal per year to decrease poverty levels overseas. Coal fired turbines are more practical due to economies of scale, 1 coal fired turbine is equivilent to over 1,000 wind turbines 24/7.
Image taken with a Nikon D800, 28-300mm, hand held… as is, no photoshop, no cropping, no layers, no keyboard stuff..