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Re: And the latest on Norway

Postby Mark D » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:17 am

It has begun. The court approval is final and the following tells the rest of the story;


BLUE LADY And ANASTASIS Stripping
October 20: The BLUE LADY (ex FRANCE, NORWAY) is, indeed, being stripped of her removable fittings and furnishings, following the Indian Supreme Court's ruling that the breaking process can commence. Cutting has not commenced and will not likely be possible until the ship is lightened and moved closer to her demolition plot at Sosiya/Alang.
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Re: And the latest on Norway

Postby Mark D » Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:59 am

Well, it appears that it's official. They cut off the nose. Story shamelessly copied below;


Alang Update
November 30: Reports from Alang indicate the following: BLUE LADY has been purged of many of her removable fittings, and, in typical breaking tradition, the very point of her marvelous bow has been snipped off, even though the ship remains in basically the same position she was last September and no other structural demolition has begun;

But I'm sure it will very soon now. This is way too bad. Outside of the S.S. United States, it's the last of the true transatlantic liners. The last of the big steam ships, comparable to scrapping of 4-8-8-4's. Like scrapping the very last 4-8-8-4. Or, maybe since this was a passenger ship, it's like the scrapping of the last high speed Hudson.
There'll never be anything like it again.
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