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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2013, 09:51:03 am »

GLOBAL DESTINY went down to Gibraltar 23-24/8 but has now returned to her position offshore Cadiz.  Anyone know what she is doing?
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2013, 02:44:08 pm »

She may be there to tow the LNG tanker ISABELLA to the Indian sub-continent for scrap. The Isabella is anchored
outside Cadiz and was sold recently - reportedly for further trading but that may well not be the case.
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2013, 06:18:37 pm »

The LNG tanker ISABELLA is laid up since August 2011 in Càdiz (Spain), so figure there is not much trading ahead. The tug may join her to the scrapyard.
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2013, 09:40:42 pm »

That looks right, Barry. ISABELLA is listed as "to be broken up" and seems to have been renamed MARISA under St Kitts flag (c/s V4UN3, MMSI 341470000).  But the plot thickens.

On 29/7 ISABELLA left her long lay-up in Cadiz (after having a PSC inspection that day) and went out to the offshore anchorage, just a little north of where she is now. Two days later - still as ISABELLA and using her Liberian call-sign and MMSI - she sailed south and transited Gibraltar Straits, making a steady 10-12kn until 1030UTC on 1/8 when she suddenly slowed to 2kn and turned back.  This was about 50nm SW of Almeria and 75nm N of Melilla.  It seems to be on that day that she changed to the new St Kitts identity and name. 

She stayed around that position until 6/8 when she slowly headed eastward and then in a loop down to the Algerian coast off Beni Saf, still at around 2kn. Then on 9/8 she headed westwards at a stately 4-5kn.  She had a very erratic course, passing Gibraltar on 11/8 and arriving back at the Cadiz anchorage the following day.  She and GLOBAL DESTINY have indeed been together at anchorage since 18/8 (apart from GD's little side-trip to Gibraltar 23-24/8 - perhaps to pick up some towing gear).

But note that GD had left Point Lisas via Chaguaramas on 2/8, so was presumably diverted to deal with the apparently-sick MARISA.  I have no idea where she had been heading.
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2013, 11:09:17 am »

Marisa ex Isabella was originally giving destination Dubai which then changed to Piraeus before, as David says, making an about turn and heading back to Cadiz.

Word is that Marisa has now been sold for further trading, rather than scrap, which could explain the sudden change in voyage pattern. However, my gut feeling is the same as Barry's and that both Isabella and GD will end up heading off together soon to the Indian sub-cont recycling yards

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« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2013, 05:22:30 am »

GLOBAL DESTINY (7402439) arrived Alang 11.12.2013 so i guess she will be beached soon.
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« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2013, 06:39:41 am »

You are a bringer of sad news today, dear Geir.
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« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2013, 09:09:06 am »

The end is nigh.....
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« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2013, 09:57:54 am »

I don't think that we can be sure yet.  She has presumably delivered lng tanker MARISA, but not clear whether she will also go on the beach.  At present there is still an AIS signal, though apparently stationary.  So let's see whether that is turned off or not.
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« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2013, 10:17:23 am »

Local demolition reports for Alang confirm that the Marisa has arrived in tow (of Global Destiny). The Marisa is expected to be beached on the next tide but there's no mention of the Global Destiny. Normally (but not always) if the towing vessel is also going to be beached, local reports would say so.

Don't hold your breath though!

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« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2013, 01:15:43 pm »

Currently (1310 UTC) steaming southwards at a modest 4kn from overnight position and now abeam Alang and about 6 miles off, veering away.  If she makes a starbourd turn for a run-in that's probably razorblades, but if she keeps going - who knows.
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« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2013, 11:06:25 pm »

Teasing us!
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« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2013, 08:55:13 am »

Still doing the same.  This slow continuous restricted movement implies to me that MARISA is still in tow.
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« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2013, 12:33:11 pm »

Thanks Davidships. Your keeping us informed is most appreciated.
Especially a lot of Dutch shiplovers are curious about her fate but fear the worst ...

Brgds,
Robert.

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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2013, 12:54:55 pm »

I see in the Ship Scraping list 13.12.13 that Global Destiny is sold to be scrapped at Alang:-(
Sorry

regards  Edvard
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