September 4, 1955: The MV Resurgent is the last official ship to depart Guyana for India
By: Melissa D. Goolsarran Ramnauth, Esq.
On September 4, 1955, the MV Resurgent departed Guyana and transported the last set of Indian indentured servants and their descendants to India. It was the last “official” ship. Thousands of Guyanese traveled to Sparton’s No. 1 Wharf in Georgetown to see the ship off.
The ship carried about 243 passengers.
“Forty-four people changed their mind at the last minute, some before and others on the day of departure, with one older man jumping ship just before it sailed [and yelling:] ‘Nah me bhaaya!’”