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And now, the end is near...............apologies to Mr. Sinatra

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    And now, the end is near...............apologies to Mr. Sinatra

    Lifted from Facebook - don't know the location.

    LMM

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    Lawnmowerman

    #2
    I'm sure some of us may have sailed on some of them at sometime.

    Any thoughts?

    LMM


    Lawnmowerman

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      #3
      Originally posted by Lawnmowerman, Tain View Post
      Lifted from Facebook - don't know the location.

      LMM
      Spotted this the other day.

      According to the DM its Aliaga, a town 30 miles north of Izmir on Turkey's west coast,

      The Carnival ships are self explanatory but I don't recognise the other two with blue hulls.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8798957/The-covid-cruise-ship-graveyard-Passenger-liners-stripped-scrap-Turkish-dock.html
      www.wansbroughs-cruise-blog.me.uk

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        #4
        Originally posted by Lawnmowerman, Tain View Post
        I'm sure some of us may have sailed on some of them at sometime.

        Any thoughts?

        LMM
        One of the photos was the centre spread (Eyewitness) in today’s Guardian.
        The scrapyard is in Aliaga in Turkey.

        I believe the 2 ships to the left are Sovereign and Monarch ex RCL ship,was last with Pullmantur.

        JC
        Last edited by jc, liverpool; 5th October 2020, 07:26 PM.
        C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
        "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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          #6
          Originally posted by Lawnmowerman, Tain View Post
          I'm sure some of us may have sailed on some of them at sometime.

          Any thoughts?

          LMM
          I Just think it’s sad to see these ships going to the big seas in the sky especially at this unpredictable time. 😢
          don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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            #7
            Absolutely agree with Izzy - what a sad, dismal sight for avid cruisers. Just need to be planning or going on a cruise!

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              #8
              What a sad sight.

              I am so pleased that Boudicca & Black watch have had a stay of execution and are going to be used as accommodation ships for workers in a shipyard in Turkey. I don't know how long that will last but it's horrible to think of them being broken up. I wonder how the crews that have manned all these scrapped ships feel.
              Jill

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                #9
                Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                One of the photos was the centre spread (Eyewitness) in today’s Guardian.
                The scrapyard is in Aliaga in Turkey.

                I believe the 2 ships to the left are Sovereign and Monarch ex RCL ship,was last with Pullmantur.

                JC
                Ahh, thanks. Our first cruise with Royal Caribbean was Monarch of the Seas . Los Angeles, San Diego, Catalina Island & Ensenada.

                Great cruise (15 years ago if I remember correctly). Struggling to find photographs though.

                LMM


                Lawnmowerman

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                  #10
                  Given the current economic situation, how long will they just sit there before anything happens to them ? You would hope that one or two could be converted into a hospital / container ships. Suppose it’s down to the cost of the conversion but better than breaking them up. Sad images.

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by Smith7 View Post
                    What a sad sight.

                    I am so pleased that Boudicca & Black watch have had a stay of execution and are going to be used as accommodation ships for workers in a shipyard in Turkey. I don't know how long that will last but it's horrible to think of them being broken up. I wonder how the crews that have manned all these scrapped ships feel.
                    Hi Jill
                    They are only ships,just lumps of iron.
                    I worked on chemical plants that were scrapped you just walked off one plant onto another new one.
                    I would imagine the crew would feel the same,,,,from an old ship onto a shiny new ship.better facilities,no thudding engines keeping them awake.probably better crew cabins.

                    I sailed on all the old Thomson ships,had great memories of them all...but I never wore black when they got scrapped,,,they are just inanimate objects.

                    JC


                    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post
                      Given the current economic situation, how long will they just sit there before anything happens to them ? You would hope that one or two could be converted into a hospital / container ships. Suppose it’s down to the cost of the conversion but better than breaking them up. Sad images.
                      Hi Mike
                      They won’t just sit there,,it takes just 6 months to cut them up and turn them into razor blades,,,,then there is just a beach until the next old banger of a cruise ship comes along.

                      Some of the bits come in useful,,I read the first people on the ship in the scrapyard are hoteliers from all over the world buying up bedroom furniture and the like.
                      JC
                      Last edited by jc, liverpool; 6th October 2020, 10:08 AM.
                      C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                      "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                        #13
                        Seeing these photos of ships ready to be scrapped reminded me of one very sad sight as we sailed out of Genoa in Sept 2015.

                        No doubt you will recognise the ship....


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                          #14
                          Costa Concordia.
                          JC
                          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                            #15
                            Hi all
                            Not a cruise ship but one of the saddest sights of a boat left to rust was this one tied up in Douglas IoM harbour.
                            Everyone remembers this tragedy in 2000.
                            Every time you crossed the road bridge over the harbour it put a lump in your throat
                            Sadly it stayed tied up there for 12 years until it rusted away and was finally cut up.

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                            JC
                            Last edited by jc, liverpool; 6th October 2020, 10:46 AM.
                            C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                            "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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