Worldwide economic slow down has actually become a savior for Gujarat's Alang ship breaking industry. There is a new ship everyday ready to get broken, few years back there were only 4-5 ships a month.
Jamnagar's Sachana has something to cheer about as well. Alang ship breaking yard is over loaded due to incoming traffic, many small ships have preferred to go to Sachana ship breaking yard which is located in north Saurashtra, 28 km from Jamnagar.
Sachana yard is smaller than Alang. It has 15 plots. At Sachana yard, ship stands inside the sea, away from ship breaking plot. After breaking some parts inside the sea, ships are pulled towards the plots.
Sachana ship breaking yard had total six plots.