Originally posted by SSUS_NJ:
...and recently (in response to Reuben's letters), Colin Veitch has been denying plans to scrap Oceanic/Independence (at least for now)... but is towing the party line of "investigating possible uses for the ship"... same as SSUS.
That's not what Mr. Veitch wrote. Here's the quote,
"Mr. Veitch’s reply was as follows:
Thank you for your inquiry. I do not recall saying she could possibly be scrapped, though I did say that her condition had deteriorated because of the less than satisfactory lay-up when she was first withdrawn from her prior owner’s service. We do have plans for the ship and therefore are not in a position to respond to your request for an asking price.
Sincerely, Colin Veitch”
All he said was that they had plans for the SS Independence, but he never stated what the plans were. He did not deny stating the condition of the ship, he denied stating anything about scraping.
Why do some always change statements, unintentional as it may be, from others to fit their causes?