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  • #16
    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    ????????????????????????????
    The red on in the image of first post: from Mubarak Marine website.

    From the timeline on my main website, I now have this information:

    June 27th 2003
    The SS Norway is towed from Miami by dutch tug Smit Wijs Rotterdam.
    When did this tow arrive at Bremerhaven?
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • #17
      hhmmmm pakarang where do i reed that name before???
      pakarang- 05-21-2006

      According to Raoul Fiebig of http://www.ruderhaus.de he has also had confirmation on her position at the southern tip of India within the last couple of days. According to his contact, the two vessels towing the Norway are Seaway 5 and Intersurf. His contact also stated that AIS were on and working at both vessels and destination was listed as Alang. Mr Fiebig's report and information can be found here: http://cruise-chat.com/groupee/forum...251015521/p/36 A picture from http://www.tugspotters.com of the Seaways 5 by W. Kosten: The other tug - the "Intersurf", I have not been able to find any decent photos of her but have found that it also went by the name "ADC Prince", "Boa Prince", "Scotsman", "Osa Raider", "Lowland Raider" and was built by Ulstein Hatloe in Norway for Taubaat Komapniet.
      best regards Thijs

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      • #18
        I am also asking the question, 'How were Mubarak Marine involved'? They are based near Dubai? I have looked through their archives and cannot find any mention of towing either 'Blue Lady' or 'Norway', unless i missed it. Did they tow her from Port Kelang?, the two tugs mentioned on maritimematters are not showing in Mubaraks fleet.
        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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        • #19
          I have also tried tracing an image of the two tugs we now seem to have confirmed towed the ship the last voyage: Seaways 5 and Intersurf.

          So far, I haven't been able to get a good image of either.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          • #20
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            When did this tow arrive at Bremerhaven?
            on september 23 2003
            best regards Thijs

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
              I am also asking the question, 'How were Mubarak Marine involved'? They are based near Dubai? I have looked through their archives and cannot find any mention of towing either 'Blue Lady' or 'Norway', unless i missed it. Did they tow her from Port Kelang?, the two tugs mentioned on maritimematters are not showing in Mubaraks fleet.
              YES

              when you go to their site and you look under towing (the vertical chapters)
              there is mention that;malaysia to india towage of the ss bleu lady (ss NORWAY) may 2006
              but they shows a image of a tug with a roro vessel

              of the NORWAY , the same 2 images as pacarang shows

              Last edited by janihudi; February 27th, 2010, 21:49.
              best regards Thijs

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Steve.B View Post

                So, we have confirmed the tugs from Miami to Bremerhaven, and the tug from there to Port Kelang, now we need to identify the tug that took her on her final voyage to Alang, the mystery part of her history, did she stop at, or near Dubai?, or did she go straight to Alang? What was the name of the tug that took her from Port Kelang?????
                and YES again

                also from maririme matters

                June 13, 2006: BLUE LADY is towed toward Fujairah, UAE arriving June 14, anchored shore, one of her tugs, SEAWAYS 5, put in for repair and supplies.

                June 16, 2006: Accoring to several international sources, BLUE LADY expected at Alang by end of June.

                June 17, 2006: BLUE LADY leaves Fujairah, UAE, possibly headed towards Alang. Meanwhile, rumours over a variety of last minute plans to save the ship from being scraped are hurtling across the internet.

                June 24, 2006: Press reports put BLUE LADY as arriving off Alang in a few days time.

                June 26, 2006: BLUE LADY was due at Alang this week, but the latest indicators from India are that the tug is stalled again and that she will now arrive at the anchorage in two weeks time.

                June 28, 2006: Gulf newspaper Khaleeji Times front page headline today, reads "Dubai bid to save historic cruise liner". The story concerns a group of investors reportedly in a bid to save purchase BLUE LADY( ex FRANCE, NORWAY), from her Indian breakers and spend US$100-120 million refitting the ship as a luxury floating hotel and conference center moored in Dubai's harbour. The newspaper reports "Project Dubai" to be offering the breakers approximately US$3 million profit for not scrapping the vessel. Meanwhile, the ship moves slowly towards the beach of doom.
                best regards Thijs

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                  on september 23 2003
                  She was towed from Miami on June 27th and arrived at September 23rd in Bremerhaven: almost three months to cross the Atlantic?

                  From maritimematters, an entry was made at July 19th where she was expected to arrive at July 24th in the morning.

                  Do you mean she actually arrived on July 23rd maybe?
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  • #24
                    Thanks for all the additional information: it has been added to the ships timeline.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    • #25
                      oops
                      did't reed so far but that was the date they had mension't.
                      but i believe that they talk about three weeks of towing and then you come out on 23 july when they departed on 27 of june

                      btw the image of the seaways have already posted by yourself on a other forum
                      best regards Thijs

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                        YES

                        when you go to their site and you look under towing (the vertical chapters)
                        there is mention that;malaysia to india towage of the ss bleu lady (ss NORWAY) may 2006
                        but they shows a image of a tug with a roro vessel

                        of the NORWAY , the same 2 images as pacarang shows

                        I didn't see that notation before, thank you....



                        Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                        oops
                        did't reed so far but that was the date they had mension't.
                        but i believe that they talk about three weeks of towing and then you come out on 23 july when they departed on 27 of june
                        Sounds just about right when thinking about the total distance. If anyone could confirm the exact date, it would be great.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        • #27
                          The Seaways 5 (IMO No. 8119091) is the former Russian Icebreaker/Tug Deymos, built at Wartsila, Finland in 1983 and sold to present Owners in 2002. Still in existence.

                          The Intersurf is one of the early UT 704 design, built at Ulstein Hatlo in 1976 as Active Prince (IMO No. 7408720) for Active Shipping (Hagenes) in Aalesund.
                          She has had a checkered history. Here is the full list of name changes and dates:
                          81 LOWLAND RAIDER - 91 OSA RAIDER - 94 LOWLAND RAIDER - 97 SCOTSMAN - 98 BOA PRINCE - 00 ADC PRINCE - 01 BOA PRINCE - 03 INTERSURF. Still in existence

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                          • #28
                            http://www.aucklandshipbrokers.com/i...373&Itemid=124

                            Blue Lady docks at Pipapav

                            Ahmedabad, June 30: SHE’S here finally. The much-talked-about cruise liner SS Norway alias Blue Lady arrived on Friday morning, docking at Pipavav port anchorage, approximately 35 nautical miles away from Alang yard. Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) had earlier identified Pipavav as a safe anchorage for the ship in view of the monsoon season. On June 5, 2006 the Supreme Court had given the go-ahead to the ship to enter Indian territorial waters and dock it at a safe anchorage to be identified by the GMB. The 46,000-tonne ocean liner, formerly owned by the famous Star Cruise, has been towed with two tugs named Intersurf and Seaways 5. Earlier, Seaways 5 had towed 1953-built laker Oakglen and the 1959-built laker Seaway Queen together to Alang in 2004.
                            According to the sources, after a routine inspection, the ship will be given a custom clearance in a day or two to expedite the environmental inspections to be undertaken by the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) to verify the quantity and nature of hazardous waste aboard the ship. A detailed inspection report by the GPCB will be submitted to the Supreme Court-appointed experts committee headed by the Union Secretary of Environment and Forest Pradipto Ghosh. “The beaching permission will be given only after the inspection by GPCB and a pre-beaching inspection is carried out and report submitted to the SC appointed committee,” said M M Khatri, GMB engineer in charge of Alang. (Source: Ahmedabad NewsLine)

                            • 2006-07-03 03:40:33 •


                            so much line's of words,but not even 1 f...ing image of the intersurf
                            best regards Thijs

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                            • #29
                              searching the web for Smit tugs images ,i found another one with the ''ss Norway''

                              Last edited by janihudi; October 15th, 2016, 20:52.
                              best regards Thijs

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