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Title: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: dodger on April 23, 2013, 11:29:53 pm
Hello,

     Has anyone got any information on this ship,

     All i can find is from Febuary 2013 saying she is drifting towards Europe/Ireland and that she may have also have Sunk,

     For anyone not knowing about the ship, briefly she broke two tows on her way to a breakers and was left to drift East bound Across the Atlantic, i find this absolutely terrible and dangerous that this can happen in todays world,

     Cheers,

     Roger.

   PS, i have just seen another post about this ship but nothing new!

      


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: stantheman on April 23, 2013, 11:47:00 pm
Latest word is that she sank. ???


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: Timsen on April 24, 2013, 08:08:33 am
If you would have minded to search before opening another thread, you would have found this lengthy one regarding the issue:
http://forum.shipspotting.com/index.php/topic,11346.0.html


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: dodger on April 25, 2013, 06:45:40 pm
Hi Timsen,

          Yes thanks for that but i had already read it and the last post on April 17th by Kair may have been funny to some but not very helpful i'm afraid but there you go,

          I expect i will find an answer, i am just interested as to know the latest outcome,

          Roger.


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: Timsen on April 25, 2013, 09:00:27 pm
Well, the ship has finally sunk. Not surprising at all. I am astonished how long it remained afloat in these conditions. The "Kai Xin" did not take that Long, but nobody saw it...


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: IRION29 on April 26, 2013, 01:26:51 pm
Has this been confirmed by any reliable source?


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: miraflores on April 26, 2013, 02:09:49 pm
Some weeks ago a german sub U33 was on the way across the Atlantic Ocean to join NATO ships for an exercise at the US-East coast. Maybe the Orlava was a target for the sub, just for training?


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: Lars Brunkman on April 26, 2013, 06:09:34 pm
I find it a bit strange that no known attempt to salvage her has been made. After all, somebody paid money to scrap her and I assume they would wnat to get what they paid for. Or are they hoping for a full refund? :)


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: davidships on April 27, 2013, 11:23:50 am
I find it a bit strange that no known attempt to salvage her has been made. After all, somebody paid money to scrap her and I assume they would what to get what they paid for. Or are they hoping for a full refund? :)

There appear to have been no reports of her continued existence for at least 2 months.  The cost of looking for her, even if she were still floating, securing her, towing to a scrapyard, insurance, pre-arrival survey etc etc probably far exceeds the scrap value.  Doubt whether the owners could raise that anyway.


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: snocky on May 16, 2013, 05:21:35 pm
Guess all shipspotters have said goodbye to LYUBOV ORLOVA by now. Still wonder if someone out there has any word of any sighting of any related junk or pieces of her when she sunk, which i will state has taken place. "BOB".


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: Mark T on May 19, 2013, 10:27:51 am
MV Lyubov Orlova (built as Lyubovy Orlova) is a 1976 Yugoslavia-built ice-strengthened Mariya Yermolova class cruise ship. Once known for Antarctic cruises, the ship made headlines after she was abandoned dockside in St. John's, Newfoundland and then became a floating derelict in the North Atlantic Ocean in 2013.  :P


Name: Lyubovy Orlova (19761999)
Lyubov Orlova (19992013)
Owner: Lubov Orlova Shipping Co Ltd, Malta & Novorossiysk
Operator: 20122013: Neptune Intarnational Shipping
Port of registry: 19761992: Vladivostok,  Soviet Union
19921999: Vladivostok,  Russia
19992013: Avatiu,  Cook Islands
Builder: Brodogradiliste 'Titovo', Kraljevica, Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Yard number: 413
Launched: 1975
In service: 1976
Out of service:   February 2012, to be broken up[1]
Identification:   Callsign E5U2246
IMO number: 7391434
MMSI: 518296000
Status:   Arrested in Newfoundland, sold to Neptune International Shipping, February 2012, to be broken up. Currently adrift, believed sunk.


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: Barry Dewling on May 24, 2013, 07:36:19 am
The derelict Russian cruise ship the Lyubov Orlova, which captured people's imaginations after snapping her tow line and drifting aimlessly in the North Atlantic, may have finally sunk. The Coast Guard says there's been no confirmed sightings of the little ship for over two months. Reports indicated that a sensor on board the ship, that sounds when it comes into contact with water, was picked up earlier this year. The Orlova snapped a tow line and drifted into the North Atlantic after a failed attempt early in the new year to tow her to the Dominican Republic for scrap.
 
The Coast Guard says she hasn't been seen since March 12th


Title: Re: Lyubov Orlova
Post by: Dave Forbes on May 26, 2013, 09:38:19 am
Wouldn't this be an example of a ship being-under-tow to the Breakers and happens to break her lines to keep some sort of AIS operating onboard so that the hulk can be sourced by the marine authorities even in the biggest oceans , then it would be a guessing game and a potential danger.