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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2013, 12:53:12 pm »

These better not be true she is too beautiful and young to be scrapped


YOUNG!??? she is 44 years old, well past retirement age. That's seriously, even for a passenger ship, which tend to last longer than average. The average economic lifetime of a ship is 25-30 years, and in the current climate, a lot of ships (container vessels and bulkers in particular) are going for scrap at less than 20 years old.

and beauty doesn't pay the maintenance bills unfortunately.

Beat me to it, Ralph  Cheesy. A 44-year old ship is hardly 'young' and vessels half her age are going to the breakers at the moment.
Do I want to see her scrapped? No, not particularly. But what happens, happens.
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2013, 07:35:21 pm »

These better not be true she is too beautiful and young to be scrapped


YOUNG!??? she is 44 years old, well past retirement age. That's seriously, even for a passenger ship, which tend to last longer than average. The average economic lifetime of a ship is 25-30 years, and in the current climate, a lot of ships (container vessels and bulkers in particular) are going for scrap at less than 20 years old.

and beauty doesn't pay the maintenance bills unfortunately.

Beat me to it, Ralph  Cheesy. A 44-year old ship is hardly 'young' and vessels half her age are going to the breakers at the moment.
Do I want to see her scrapped? No, not particularly. But what happens, happens.
My apologies there guys ment to say too beautiful
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