SAVE THE QE2

Old Dec 26th 2012, 5:21 am
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New Chinese owners are going to scrap it, if certain stories are to be believed.........

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http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/h...=email%2Balert

The spin here is that it was Clyde-built, as was I. I cannot say that I feel strongly about the QE2 heading to the scrapyard.
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Did the deal to buy it and turn it into a floating casino not come off then?
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It's just scrap iron any way.

I am sure it''s worth more as scrap.

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Old Dec 27th 2012, 1:15 am
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When they looked into the hotel-casino idea, they found the whole structure was riddled with asbestos - or was that just another rumour?
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Vaguely recollect Dubai wanting to turn it into a Hotel moored off the Dubai coast, so googled and came up with these DM links.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...ubai-port.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rial-port.html

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So what all (if any) renovation,retrofiting, repair, clean-up work etc...did Dubai carry out, anyone know?
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It was 'in use' for a while but I am not going to post the details on a public forum.
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Chinese as much class as Arabs.
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It was 'in use' for a while but I am not going to post the details on a public forum.
Just like the Russian "eye hospital ship" in gibraltar circa 1991..

The only eye they serviced was the japs eye..
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http://news.sky.com/story/1039377/qe...ive-star-hotel

She wont be scrapped!
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Old Jan 20th 2013, 6:59 am
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STOP PRESS:

She's gone...................
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STOP PRESS:

She's gone...................
Sailed or sank?
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Sailed or sank?
Moved to Dubai dry docks for start of rehab work for hotel conversion according to the CEO of dry docks on Business Breakfast this morning. Will end up in some as yet undisclosed East Asian location owned by a consortium that will still include Dubai World. All sounded very murky....
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Moved to Dubai dry docks for start of rehab work for hotel conversion according to the CEO of dry docks on Business Breakfast this morning. Will end up in some as yet undisclosed East Asian location owned by a consortium that will still include Dubai World. All sounded very murky....
Yes - two tug boats spirited her away under cover of darkness.............
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