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    Scandinavian Star: 20 years after....

    Scandinavian Star: 20 years after....

    Noticed on the news today that it is now some 20 years since the Scandinavian Star caught fire between Norway and Denmark on her maiden voyage after an arsonist's attempt to satisfy his own twisted lust.

    I do remember this tragedy very well: and how much it has impacted safety of passenger ships in the decades after.

    I saw on the TV today though, something which I think must be completely in the "woods"...

    Under the interview with one of the survivors of this tragedy, there was a short line which would translate into something like "Survivors wants the ship to be raised" (as from the bottom of the sea).

    For those of us with a good memory, we all remember that Scandinavian Star never sunk and continued (maybe still in service in the Caribbean?) in service for many years after a major conversion.

    I have a feeling Norwegian Broadcasting just wrote something totally on "random" when finishing this interview....

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    #2
    I remember this tragedy very well. I was on duty on "Tromsprinsen" this early saturday morning when I heard this on the radio.

    The ship was laid up in South Carolina in 2003, then sold to Indian shipbreakers in 2004 and renamed to Regal V.
    She arrived at Alang on May 14, 2004 and the work to get her broken up started five days later.
    Best wishes from
    Bengt Domben

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      #3
      I believe I spotted her a couple of times in the Caribbean in 2000-2001 under the name Regal Voyager. As Bengt said, she was scrapped in Alang in 2004.

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        #4
        I seem to recall she was scrapped a few years ago too.... therefore, the statement by NRK means..... I have no idea, maybe they are mixing it up with the Estonia-disaster?
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #5
          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          I seem to recall she was scrapped a few years ago too.... therefore, the statement by NRK means..... I have no idea, maybe they are mixing it up with the Estonia-disaster?
          Whenever you read,hear or see a report about something you KNOW, you realize how inaccurate such reports frequently are, even is so called reputable papers or whatever.

          This applies very much to anything with a nautical or offshore content, (maybe because that is what I know most about) It is obvious that the reporters just throw in terms without checking or researching.

          Have you read the term "Container Tanker" lately?? It was used somewhere in connection with a Chinese Bulk Carrier running aground off Gladstone, Qld. and spilling the whole of 4 tonnes of heavy fuel into the water.

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            #6
            The best chronological run-down on the tragedy of the Scandinavian Star (in Norwegian unfortunately)... videos, images, stories and graphics.

            Will we ever get to know fully what REALLY happened that night in Skagerrak?

            http://scandinavian-star.vg.no/
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              #7
              The saga goes on and on: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/s...es/a/23403365/

              The history in pictures of the Scandinavian Star, from it was built until it was scrapped: http://www.vg.no/bildespesial/10676

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