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« on: December 23, 2012, 08:50:07 pm »

I just read this article

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252580/End-era-QE2-Iconic-cruise-liner-sold-scrap-Chinese-20m.html


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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 09:44:15 pm »

What a bummer!:-(
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 02:35:07 am »

Vary sad new for a great liner  Cry

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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 08:26:15 am »

Sadly this is news that was to be expected after plans to convert her in a floating hotel fell through. Very sad news indeed!

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 09:44:51 am »

Has this been reported anywhere other than red-tops such as the Daily Fail?

Whilst the scrapping of the QE2 is may be expected at some point, perhaps soon, the whole article seems to be based upon conjecture and I would seriously question it's validity until there is more reliable information available

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 10:20:43 am »

I hope this is not true or that she can be bought from the Chinese ship breaker before she reaches the yard. QE2 would be a beau8tiful hotel and in britain especially
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 02:33:30 pm »

Peter Knego of the website Maritime Matters reported that one of their readers had overheard conversation from officers on board Queen Mary 2. Please find below the quote taken from their facebook page.

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Apparently Bill Miller overheard from a QUEEN MARY 2 officer that QE2 has been sold to Chinese breakers. If so, very sad but not unexpected news. --Peter

Link: https://www.facebook.com/MaritimeMatters?fref=ts

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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 02:44:07 pm »

Hopefully this rumour is not true and she will become a floating hotel
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 03:35:19 pm »

JUST POSTED FROM CUNARD FACEBOOK PAGE !!

We have noted the messages of understandable concern with regards to the recent article in the Daily Mail with reference to QE2. We remain in close contact with Dubai and can reassure you that to the very best of our knowledge this story is pure speculation - one of a number of stories and rumours as we have seen over recent months. Our best advice would be to ignore the story.

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Cunard Line.


IT SEEMS QE2 WILL NOT BE SCRAPPED !! THANKS GOD!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2012, 11:46:45 am »

Thank god this is good news
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2012, 03:01:59 pm »

Great news  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2012, 01:26:21 pm »

Cruise News Daily are leading that she has been sold for £20 million and also say "There seems to be a lot of smoke for no fire".They also recon the sale may not have been closed yet but may in the near future.However,Cunard have no interest in re-acquiring the QE2 .Hope she will not go for scrap
Hope she will be saved
http://cnd-cruiseblogger.blogspot.ie/2012/12/uk-report-qe2-sold-for-scrap.html
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2012, 11:25:00 pm »

Equasis has no reported changes in ownership but P&I club changed by 20/12/12 to Standard P&I Club per Charles Taylor & Co. Anyway, the cost of preserving a vessel of this size are astronomical. Remember the occurences on s.s. "Rotterdam".... wait and see.

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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2012, 02:27:05 am »

I think that DW Legend Co FZE have entered QUEEN ELIZABETH 2 with the Standard Club since 6/2011 (previously with Steamship Mutual).  But there have been some changes in the structure of the Standard - so maybe an internal shift of some kind?
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2012, 09:44:28 am »

Cruise news Daily is hardly a reliable reference source either. They are clearly basing their story on the DM article. I wish people would stop  making assumptions or drawing conclusions based upon hearsay and rumour. It's also crazy for anyone to think that the QE2 would get $20 million for scrap. Her scrap value is less than half that.

Let's just wait until some 'proper' news emerges.

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