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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #15 on: Jul 30, 2009, 08:01 AM »

Great find,Chris :)

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #16 on: Jul 30, 2009, 04:52 PM »
Super Stuff, especially the bit form the A380 - shows a certain amount of pride and dare I say understanding and affection for their new acquistion I would say?

We have given these guys a bit of a bashing on here for good reason (mainly their poor communication) but looked at another way all they have done is buy our favourite ship, possibly saving it from Alang, looked after it in serviceable condition until now, ridden the recession as best they could and now coming up with a contingency plan which keeps their dream alive....

I am not saying all is perfect but things could be a whole lot worse with QE2 in my eyes....

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #17 on: Jul 30, 2009, 04:54 PM »
Alex,

Agreed - Nakheel have saved QE2 from a fate which could have seen her end up like Canberra, or Norway.

It is exciting to think that after 40 years of service, QE2 still has a future, and by the sounds of it, a bright one at that.

Chris.
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #18 on: Jan 07, 2014, 02:57 PM »
This is perhaps not the correct thread on which to pose my question, but not sure where to ask it.  Do we have here a list of the deck officers on board QE2 when she arrived in Dubai ?  Thanks !  June
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Offline skilly56

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #19 on: Jan 07, 2014, 11:14 PM »
Hi June,

My son Blair will compile the list. I'm flying out to Fremantle at 0400 tomorrow to join a seismic research ship, so will be a couple of days before I post it.

Skilly

Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #20 on: Jan 08, 2014, 12:23 PM »
It will be good to see a copy of the list of deck officers onboard QE2 when she arrived in Dubai. 

You may also be interested in looking at The Crew Group photos topic, which  has a good photo of the crew on deck in September 2008 - see reply 36

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1958.0.html
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #21 on: Jan 08, 2014, 02:11 PM »
Thanks, Skilly !  I shall look forward to seeing the list when you can post it.  Thanks, Lynda, for the link to the picture.  It is indeed a very clear and impressive photo.  June
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #22 on: Jan 08, 2014, 05:05 PM »
Hi June,

My son Blair will compile the list. I'm flying out to Fremantle at 0400 tomorrow to join a seismic research ship, so will be a couple of days before I post it.

Skilly

Hi Skilly - Where will your voyage be taking you ?  June
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #23 on: Jan 14, 2014, 10:52 AM »
Hi June,

Joined in Fremantle, currently bunkering in Albany, South West Australia - sail tonight for an area south of Australia for 5 weeks of seismic research, towing 12 x 8km long acoustic streamers for mapping the strata under the seabed. It takes 18,000 bhp to tow this little lot at 5 knots, so we consume around 55-60 cu metres of fuel/day. 55 POB, of which 30 approx. are on the scientific side. First job will take 6 months in total, doing 5 weeks on/5 weeks off.
I've just had a message from Blair saying he has found the photo & crew list from the last voyage to Dubai in 2008. Hopefully he will send it to me this week.
Cheers
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #24 on: Jan 14, 2014, 03:13 PM »
Hi Skilly - Thank you very much for your post and info about your seismic research voyage.  It sounds to be quite a job and all best wishes for it.  I would be interested in hearing more about it as you have time to post.  And glad to hear that Blair found the picture and has names from the last voyage to Dubai.  All the best !  June
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #25 on: Jan 17, 2014, 08:57 AM »
OK, QE2 arrived in Dubai with the following navigating officers on board,

Master - Captain Ian McNaught - ashore
Staff Captain - Hamish Sunter - still on Queen Elizabeth as far as I know
Chief Officer - Alex Davies
1st Officer - Donal Keaney - last contact I had with Donal he was on superyachts
2nd Officer - Ashley Allen - I have seen Ash on this forum from time to time in the past, incognito.
2nd Officer - Catriona Dowling
3rd Officer - Zac Brockman - I last saw Zac on the Ocean Village in Barbados in 2010
3rd Officer - Catherine Wood
3rd Officer - Blair Skilton - I still see this fella from time to time!

The Chief Engineer on the last trip was John Hanvey.

I cannot post the photo - file size is too large for the satcom system.

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #26 on: Jan 21, 2014, 05:33 PM »
Hi Skilly - Thank you very much for obtaining and posting these officers for QE2's voyage to Dubai.  It is very valuable information to have here and I, as I am sure others do, appreciate very much you adding this to our continuing archive about QE2. 
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #27 on: Jan 22, 2014, 09:27 AM »
I know it has been 6 months now QE2 has been retired but I found this newsreel of QE2 arriving in Dubai. She did recieve quite a welcome didn't she.

Quite a lot of British ships was there aswell.

Will she get a similar farewell?
« Last Edit: Oct 09, 2014, 11:03 PM by Rob Lightbody »

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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #28 on: Jan 22, 2014, 06:06 PM »
If only they would recognize her worth !.......
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Re: QE2 arriving in Dubai
« Reply #29 on: Oct 09, 2014, 02:46 PM »
Found this on You Tube - it states official Nakheel video - very nice collection of images of our grand ship:


I watched again this official Nakheel video of QE2's arrival in Dubai this morning.  It is spectacular !  If you have not seen it, please do, and if you have seen it before, please watch again.  After all these years, it pulls more than ever at the heart strings. 

It is evident our beloved QE2 was welcomed with open arms and much celebration.  How could things have changed so much that our girl is now held hostage and in isolation ?

June   :'(
« Last Edit: Oct 09, 2014, 11:04 PM by Rob Lightbody »
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