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    Re: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - the story continues.

    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Did you all read what the ship's Captain said about the "take over" by new crew?

    Shocking to say at least.

    http://www.theqe2story.com/forum/ind....html#msg51243
    Certainly not good news. All old ships will have their 'quirks' when it comes to the engineering side of things, and all of the regular engineers would know all about every little aspect on how to keep the old girl running without problems. But even if she were a new ship, you would expect the new crew to spend weeks aboard getting to know each and every system on the ship. The fact that this new crew just came on a and took complete control within a matter of hours can only lead to trouble and possible damage being done.

    Captain Cooper must have been heart-broken to handover his ship in such circumstances, letting go of something like the QE2 would of been hard under the best of circumstances, but seeing this debacle unfold before his eyes must have been a nightmare.
    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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      Re: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - the story continues.

      London on Hong Kong?



      When she was moved to dry- and wet dock a while ago:



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        Re: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - the story continues.

        Hmm, i have just been reading the latest news on Rob Lightbody's site. Not good news at all.

        So we knew that all the V Ships crew had been sent home and another team had taken over from them. And we knew she had been moved to dry dock, and then to a berth at the dry docks. But, it would now seem that since being moved to her latest berth she's been without power - no longer is she in warm lay up, she is now just a dead ship.

        This is certainly starting to look like another 'Norway' saga. How long before the mould sets in without power to her air con and ventilation systems?
        Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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          Re: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - the story continues.

          Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
          This is certainly starting to look like another 'Norway' saga. How long before the mould sets in without power to her air con and ventilation systems?
          This has been my FEARS for so long too.... as I mentioned once before, I don't believe ANYTHING or that she is SAVED, BEFORE I see her open as a some kind of attraction / hotel.
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            Re: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - the story continues.

            From Maasmond Newsclippings today:
            QE2 to set sail from Dubai: Will return as all-suite luxury hotel By Parag Deulgaonkar The last of the great luxury liners, the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 is in Dubai again, but only to set sail again for her transformation into her final avatar – as an all-suite luxury hotel. Once done the luxury liner will be moored in Dubai. At a press conference held by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World Sunday, July 7, officials revealed that the QE2 will set sail from Dubai on October 18, reaching Singapore on November 1, where it will berth for three days before leaving for a Chinese shipyard for its complete transformation. The ship will be ready by 2014. The floating luxury liner will now be all suites, 60 sgm to 150 sqm, with some larger suites offering a longer stay on board. An on-board crew of 32 will service the guests. "Dubai owns the QE 2 now and will never sell it," Buamim said today. The Oceanic Group, a group of experienced advisers to cruise operators and managers in Asia, are lead managing the project. It was for the first time in July 2012 that plans were announced to keep QE2 in Dubai as a hotel and part of a maritime centre. The cruise terminal at Port Rashid was set to become the liner’s permanent home after it was to be converted into a 300-room luxury hotel, with the terminal developed to include a maritime museum.

            Istithmar World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, had purchased the 293-metre long vessel from Cunard for nearly $100 million in June 2007. Before her retirement to Dubai in November 2008, the QE2 took regular cruises around the world as well as operating a scheduled liner service across the Atlantic Ocean between Southampton in the UK and New York. She carried 2.5 million passengers, sailed nearly six million miles and completed 806 trans-Atlantic crossings during 39 years of service for Cunard. Source : Emirates 24/7 / Ferries outside Europe.
            The article direct from Emirates 24/7, with pictures: http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...07-07-1.513454
            Last edited by ombugge; July 10th, 2013, 06:38.

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              Re: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 - the story continues.

              What will the end of this long saga be - what do YOU think?



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                20th September QE2 moored at Dubai Dry Docks

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                  Nice to hear from you again, Louis. Do you know if they still plan for her to leave Dubai under her own power next month?, Oct 18th was the last date i heard mentioned.
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                    Hi Steve she will not be leaving on the 18th of October.

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                      Thanks, Louis, i had a feeling that they would not meet that dead line. That's if they are indeed doing the work needed to get her back into some sort of class. never ending saga this.
                      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                        http://www.seatrade-insider.com/news...-shanghai.html

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                          QE2 fans voice outrage as new images show iconic ship left “to rot in obscurity” in Dubai port

                          http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qe2-f...rt-572407.html


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                            QE2... what will become of you, as you wait, wait, and wait....

                            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...oom-hotel.html
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                              IN this article dated September, the QE2 is declared a dead ship.

                              http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/2...in-mina-rashid

                              I know it is really hard to get CREDIBLE information on the TRUE status of things.... it's all built up of assumptions, rumors and personal twists...
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                                This would SO BE THE RIGHT CV Yacht.....

                                https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldd...00568643/page1
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