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Offline Robert J Smith

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #75 on: November 23, 2020, 10:09:08 AM »
ASTORIA
Looks like she doesn't want to go .... After leaving around seven this morning she's now inbound again.

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2020, 03:49:07 PM »
Astor beached today at 13.30 hrs at Aliaga

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #77 on: November 23, 2020, 03:59:47 PM »
MARCO POLO showing destination Dubai when she left here (Falmouth) last night (22nd). So....not heading to Aliaga after all. Maybe onward to a breaker's yard further east? Alang, Chittagong maybe?

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #78 on: November 23, 2020, 07:51:13 PM »
Footage of Astor being beached in Aliaga. https://www.instagram.com/p/CH8dJR-pZGv/?igshid=1nfaaoiqtn0vn
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #79 on: November 25, 2020, 12:26:38 PM »
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #80 on: November 26, 2020, 03:46:19 PM »
Apparently, the Marco Polo is laid up in Dubai, UAE and is being chartered by whoever bought her. If someone does charter her for more cruising or to become a floating hotel, than she could still be saved. If noone charters her within a month, she will head to Alang, India to be scrapped.
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #81 on: November 27, 2020, 11:19:25 AM »
BRENT/ASTORIA will have another go - pilot booked 1100 on Sunday 29/11 per PLA

[later]
now rescheduled 1100 on 1 December.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 05:50:33 PM by davidships »

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #82 on: November 27, 2020, 07:18:40 PM »
Is there a reason why Astoria isn't sailing to Lisbon under her own power?

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #84 on: December 03, 2020, 12:43:20 PM »
Astoria still waiting for a weather window and Brent still waiting to take her.
2nd December 2020

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #85 on: December 03, 2020, 12:45:08 PM »
Is there a reason why Astoria isn't sailing to Lisbon under her own power?

Some Facebook pages suggest steering problems, others suggest towing gear problems.
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #86 on: December 05, 2020, 08:45:16 AM »
I see Astoria is on her way again with a large entourage of tugs.
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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #87 on: December 06, 2020, 10:53:57 AM »
I see Astoria is on her way again with a large entourage of tugs.

Made it into the Channel now and still going in the right direction  :)

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #88 on: December 06, 2020, 01:16:19 PM »
Now with just one tug (BRENT) off Beachy Head. ASTORIA seems to have switched off AIS

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Re: Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) and TransOcean Tours closure
« Reply #89 on: December 06, 2020, 02:45:28 PM »
Now with just one tug (BRENT) off Beachy Head. ASTORIA seems to have switched off AIS

But her ghost doesn't want to go  :)
When they turned off her AIS once out of the Thames.