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Old 05-10-2006, 05:57 AM
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Ahoy P-3 ...... Check out the shiffsphoto link from Aussiecruiser. There are a couple of amazing pix inside SAGA. She's obviously on her last legs when the photos were taken.

Speakin' of models, there's a restauraunt in Myrtle Beach, SC called Captain Benjamin's that has some amazing models in their foyer. One is at least 12-feet long (Queen Mary?) and they have a 6-footer of the FRANCE in that classic Black Livery. I think a local guy makes them. They are very cool.
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:15 AM
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I imagine some of those exquisite Bassett-Lowke models became superfluous when companies like Cunard closed their lower Broadway NYC offices, and were picked up by enterprising folks for a song. Some of the bigger travel agencies had them too. I'm sure many of us wish we could put our hands on them today.
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:55 AM
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I'm sure many of us wish we could put our hands on them today.
Yep !! I've got a spot over my fireplace that would handle a 4-footer, if I could find one.

btw: I guess most of you already know that CNN and other "International" news outlets are running SS Norway stories today. Here's one from "The Online Edition of India's Newspaper" that is so PRO-Alang that it makes you sick:
SS Norway story from "The Hindu"
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:23 AM
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I was trying to find the phone number for the Norway on the NCL website. They used to list the individual ships and their direct phone numbers however now it's not listed or rather she's not listed. Does anyone know it?
This from a cruise ship profile site: Tel 110 4603 / Fax 110 4604
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:34 AM
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FYI - CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapc....ap/index.html
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:58 AM
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Many links from Google News: here.

I hate to see her described over and over as a "toxic ship", but at least the world is sitting up and taking notice... and the chances of India being forced into refusing here entry are probably getting better all the time. But if so, what then?
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:27 AM
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As of May 9, 2006, www.tug-barge.com reports:

2,032 PASSENGER SHIP FOR SALE

DEPARTED MALAYSIA MAY 5TH UNDER TOW FOR DUBAI AT PRESENT

THE VESSEL CAN STILL BE PURCHASED FOR USD24 MILLION

'BLUE LADY' (EX 'NORWAY' - EX S.S. FRANCE)
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:14 AM
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What is going on with Tug-Barge because yesterday they announced the ship was on its way to Alang for demolition. Are they part of this whole smokescreen and is someone telling them what to say or what??
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:17 PM
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What is going on with Tug-Barge because yesterday they announced the ship was on its way to Alang for demolition. Are they part of this whole smokescreen and is someone telling them what to say or what??
Good catch, atlantic109. I saw that too. It said something like "We're taking it to Alang to scrap, but you can still BUY IT while it's on the way ...."

I suggest it's a multi-level smokescreen: Part 1 is just like a used car dealer would use. "I've got another guy that's interested, so do you want it for MY price or not?"
Part 2 is Yada yada yada DUBAI. "Yeah, THAT's the ticket ..... we're towing it to DUBAI" to throw Greenpeace and the Indian government off the trail. (although it must have been a REAL stroke of luck that DubaiLand just happened to be needing a 1,035 foot steamship hull, eh?? )
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Hello All,

We are so doubtful by this news from tug-barge.com.
In parallel of that, we have a petition against the Star Cruises and NCL to show how you and me are loving this vessel of the sea.
If that can save him if the news are wrong, please, sign it :
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/PLPF02/petition.html
And be sure this is not the end of story for him.
May the force be with us.
Asso Pour Le Paquebot France.
 
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