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    #16
    Here another article about the end of the project
    http://www.bi-me.com/main.php?id=313...=33&cg=4&mset=


    According to the german "Seereisenportal" the ship will be used as a accommondation for indian guest-workers for the next months..... I hope they don't work aboard the ship
    http://www.seereisenportal.de/index.php?id=715#c8361



    Best regards
    Eric

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      #17
      Originally posted by WhiteStarLine View Post
      According to the german "Seereisenportal" the ship will be used as a accommondation for indian guest-workers for the next months....

      Best regards
      Eric
      That is indeed bad news.... wasn't it the sister ship of "Black Watch" that were used for the exactly same purpose before she very recently went to the scrappers as well.

      Now, I'm really worried for the future of this venerable old liner...
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #18
        There may be a very small light at the end of the tunnel. The Southampton consortium that originally wanted to buy her from Cunard are still interested. The are keeping a close eye on her, I do not want to see this icon messed with. I say Allow her to come home! Heart over head thinking huh'.

        Here's the link to the Southampton newspaper the Daily Echo
        Daily Echo Link
        Infamy, Infamy.... They've got it in for me! Said The Laughing Assassin.

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          #19
          Lt. Insiderinformationen hat ein urbritischer Reiseveranstalter (50+) Interesse
          an einer Charter der QE2 :P Vielleicht demnächst mit gelbem Schornstein :?:
          source: Forum-Schiff


          Transaltion:
          According to insider information a british travel business (50+) is interested in a charter of the QE2.
          Maybe soon with a yellow funnel ?

          50+ and yellow funnel? That sounds like SAGA CRUISES...

          Of course it's just a rumor and I don't know how it's compatible with the original sales contract, but let's hope


          Best regards
          Eric

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            #20
            What a nightmare! Out of interest, does anyone know where the QE2 stood in regards to SOLAS 2010? I was under the impression that maybe this is why she was retired at this time?

            The very thought of her being returned to service - even if only for a couple of charters is very exciting, but how realistic could that be? I cannot believe that Cunard would not have forbidden that in the terms of sale.
            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              #21
              A report I found in todays Clydebank Post.

              http://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/articles/1/34145

              I still think it's a case of 'anything' could happen.
              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                #22
                Considering that Dubai has fired over 500 workers, I don't think that they want to admit that they are planning to sell the QE2 off. I can't see the justification of removing the ship's engines for an entertainment complex. Or to remove the life boats and divits. This type of renovation would be much worse than the Queen Mary. Not to mention the renovation cost would be more then the propose budget. I can't understand why Dubai bought the ship in the first place. I really don't think that they knew what they were getting themselves into when they got the ship. It might have been better off if they had created they own QE2 that was based on the Q3 project of the 1960, which they could modify to suit their interest, instead of turning the QE2 into a piece of crap. If the economic conditions continues to worsen, then Dubai would have no choice but to sell the ship. Although its likely to be the scrappers. But I doubt the they have $100 Million to spare. Much less $50 Million.
                Last edited by redlinekid2; February 18th, 2009, 20:02.

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                  #23
                  QE2 " riding they waves " ...

                  http://www.andreas-drbusecke.magix.net/

                  Noel

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                    #24
                    http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayA...e_march211.xml

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                      #25
                      Glad to read this article, Nakheel Rules Out Sale of QE2, and that they rule out any speculations on sale for cruising or even worse: a 'third party' (aka scrappers).

                      It'll be exiting to see what eventually comes out of this venerable liner when she reopens to the public again.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                        #26
                        great to hear! We're losing so many classic liners to the breakers already these years, it would be terrible to see the pretty and legendary QE2 end up on the beach too.

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                          #27
                          Today QE2 pier " waiting " in DUBAI from the webcam of QM2 ...





                          Noel

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                            #28
                            I don't know how reliable the news on the below site is, but the below does not sound good. It could be a rumor I think, started by the refurbishment appearing like a demolition. Who knows?


                            The Queen Elizabeth II Cruise Ship Is Being Dismantled In Dubai

                            Last November, the world's biggest cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth II retired from active duty and found its way to Dubai. It arrived in a grand procession, and in classic Dubai style, the plan was to turn the gargantuan vessel into a floating hotel.

                            Read the rest here: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-q...n-dubai-2009-3
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              I don't know how reliable the news on the below site is, but the below does not sound good. It could be a rumor I think, started by the refurbishment appearing like a demolition. Who knows?
                              Some of the info is obviously incorrect and some suspicious
                              the world's biggest cruise ship
                              not any longer
                              polluting the water
                              how? in what way?

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                                #30
                                I was thinking the exact same thing: who says they are polluting the water, where have they got that from, who said it?

                                Also, I have a suspicion the report comes from someone on the pier who saw them remove some trash from the ship: a renovation might look like a scrapping sometimes for the untrained eye and to those not in the know.

                                I don't put much in that report at the moment...
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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