the ship was renamed in October, 2005 (!) already. Apparently, Reuben Goossens did not learn about it until a few weeks ago and suggested she had just been renamed. I told him that this was "old news". So actually nothing has changed for the "Independence" since over a year ago.
Of course that doesn't make it more likely that she has a bright future ahead of her, but it certainly doesn't mean that a sale for scrap is imminent, either.