Recently I learned that the unfinished hull of the Ice Maiden I (ex-Paardeberg, http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?search_imo=9056894
) is still on the Tyne.
I assumed she would have been scrapped already long time ago after the company owning her went bankrupt.
does anybody have more information? Any chance somebody has some recent pics?
You must be sychic as today the Ice Maiden 1
(as we know her here) has made her last trip from the quayside into a dry dock at Wallsend here on the Tyne, where she will finally after years here 'layed up' be scrapped.
There have been many issues of 'might be', 'could be' etc, she was purchased two years ago by a local scrap company G O'Brian & Sons
but then came the asbestos issues, but finally the end is close for this once nice looking ship.
I hope to go for run upriver tomorrow in my boat so hope to get some pictures of her finally at rest !