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Damien McCarthy
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« on: February 11, 2013, 01:56:19 pm »

Any updates on where Saga Ruby's faith lies after her final voyage
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 05:46:36 pm »

Last known press report is from January and it says the vessel is still expected to set sail for its last voyage around the World, after engine trouble and a quick fix in Southampton:

http://natmonitor.com/2013/01/08/engine-trouble-stalls-saga-rubys-final-round-the-world-voyage/

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 06:45:59 pm »

I am afraid there was no "quick fix". Saga Ruby is still alongside in Southampton
Latest guesstimate departure is 16th February.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 07:38:35 pm »

Saga Ruby's captain's blog latest sailing date 20th Feb 2013. Final cruise is still advertised as leaving 7th Dec 2013 returning to Southampton 7th Jan 2014.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 12:46:07 am »

Sounds reasonable Chas.
I just checked the VTS dates again and it seems it is going for a trip around the island on the 16th and hopefully returning on the 17th, presumably trials.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2013, 12:54:00 am »

Saga Ruby's captain's blog latest sailing date 20th Feb 2013. Final cruise is still advertised as leaving 7th Dec 2013 returning to Southampton 7th Jan 2014.
Thats what I've heard as well.

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2013, 09:51:51 am »

Thanks but what happens when she finishes her last cruise
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2013, 11:46:50 am »

Sad to see its on its last voyage, here is a photo when it visited Geraldton in 2011
http://shipsaustralia.net/index.php/Cruise-Liners/SagaRuby

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2013, 12:18:13 pm »

Not quite on last voyage, that's Dec 2013, if all goes to plan and no more breakdowns. Then my guess is scrapping at wherever is paying the highest scrap value at the time.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013, 04:48:10 pm »

Dissapointing she would make a nice hotel has a sale been finalised
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 02:38:27 pm »

 Sailwx.info Shows two vessels by that name, one has callsign MZFP7,yielding no photo results, the other matches ex-Vistafjord,ex-Caronia.Same vessel,two callsigns?
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 04:20:23 pm »

MZFP7 was the correct call sign until it was apparently re-flagged to Malta around midnight yesterday.
Today's call sign is 9HA2415
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 09:10:35 pm »

Thanks Kelvin!
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 09:12:50 pm »

Bit strange to reflag her on her final year of service
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2013, 10:21:06 pm »

Maybe not too strange.
Because of strict European laws covering ship scrapping (asbestos, nasty chemicals etc), it is apparently quite common for owners to re-flag their ship, sell it while on the ocean somewhere and then it is no longer covered by the European rules.
So they can send to India or Pakistan for demolition.
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