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« on: October 19, 2013, 05:36:28 pm »

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?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 07:07:19 pm »

We have her lifeboats and davits on the ASV Pioneer, two on board and two in storage in Aberdeen !

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1893867

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 07:50:25 pm »

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?

Thanks!

Hi Bart

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 !

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 09:21:51 pm »

Thanks Mike...looking forward to the pics.

It's a shame they couldn't bring the project to a good end.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 10:22:43 am »

Also received this message from Hoss the digger driver:

"well chaps I can inform you all that today I pulled this ship in to the old Neptune yard dry dock with my 47 tonne excavator and as of Monday morning she will chopped up for scrap"


End of the road for sure!
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 02:32:31 pm »

Thanks Mike...looking forward to the pics.

It's a shame they couldn't bring the project to a good end.

Hi Bart

I did go upriver yesterday and got some pictures but sorry the uploading of pictures to this site drives me nuts as I am no photographic expert and I have tried six times.

I have 1024 x 680 pixels x 228kb,   1024 x 768 x 228kb  and     4288 x 2848 x 3mb

But the site just throws them out saying they are not the right size and I do not know how to get them to the size required.

I have however managed to attach one below so hope this helps

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 07:01:23 pm »

Technically not a dry dock as someone has pinched the gates!

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 08:28:31 am »

Hello Mike,

Thanks for the pic, much appreciated!
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