"Blue Lady" nee Norway nee France...End near?

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"Blue Lady" nee Norway nee France...End near?

Postby Mark D » Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:50 pm

Shamelessly copied from Maritime Matters...
Alang Alert!
April 17: Singapore-based Star Cruises confirms their sale of SS BLUE LADY (ex FRANCE, NORWAY) but cannot divulge the identity of the ship's new owners. Will the 1035 foot liner with one of the most exquisite hulls ever sculpted slip quietly into the hands of Asian scrappers? Word from Alang is that some heavy negotiations were underway last week to bring the ship and her much-desired aluminum superstructure to the Gujarati beach. But Bangladesh and China still remain viable candidates, the latter nation less easily fettered by all the ship's recent asbestos-related notoriety.

Way too bad to see the old girl end up like this, but I guess it happens to them all sooner or later.
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THE END IS HERE!

Postby Mark D » Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:16 am

More shamelessly copied from Maritime Matters. The news is terrible, but not unexpected.

BLUE LADY and BIG RED BOAT II Breaking News

April 27: Further confirmation from Alang indicates the BLUE LADY (ex FRANCE, NORWAY) is due on the beach within a month. A consortium of breakers have reportedly bought the famed vessel, still anchored off Port Klang, Malaysia, from her Bangladeshi owner, who in turn purchased the ship from her last owner/operators, Star Cruises.

Remember the "BIG RED BOAT" from the '80s? Well;

Meanwhile, cutting on BIG RED BOAT II (ex EUGENIO C, EUGENIO COSTA, EDINBURGH CASTLE, THE BIG RED BOAT II has reached the funnels, leaving a precarious tower of torn decks and sculpted twin uptakes atop the ship's ravaged keel.

And they ran BRB there and on the beach with her own power. Well, almost. The engines "broke down" and it had to be towed to the beach.
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