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Enteriing the last chapter for old Norway

Postby Mark D » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:56 pm

Again, from Maaritime Matters;
June 5: India's Supreme Court has now lifted the ban on BLUE LADY (ex FRANCE, NORWAY) to enter Indian waters, clearing the way for the iconic ship to be scrapped. The ship will be brought to the Alang in Gujarat. The temporary ban on her delivery over issues raised by Greenpeace relating to the significant quantities of asbestos contaminated material on board has been lifted. The Alang Shipbreakers Association celebrated the decision. The Gujarat Maritime Board working with a private company will monitor potential pollution hazards and a plot of land adjacent to the yard will be used for containing asbestos and for the disposing of hazardous materials from BLUE LADY. All arrangements are to be inspected by two regulatory bodies before the ship is beached. Currently, the ship remains at sea, outside India's territorial waters, under tow by the tugs INTERSURF and SEAWAYS 5.

Notes on tugs: 1976-built INTERSURF (ex BOA PRINCE) and SEAWAYS 5, (ex DEYMOS) (SEAWAYS 5 towed 1953-built laker OAKGLEN and the 1959-built laker SEAWAY QUEEN together to Alang in 2004) towed the ex NORWAY from Port Klang, Malaysia, departing May 5, 2006.
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