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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #20 on: Feb 16, 2014, 05:54 PM »
 Here she is doing 15kn off Africa
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #21 on: Feb 17, 2014, 06:58 PM »
Thank you very much for all of this information about Ruby.  It does seem as though plans are moving along, and yes, I do wish things were good for our QE2 !
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #22 on: Mar 02, 2014, 08:14 PM »
Have been watching this site for a while now & she seems to've disappeared , anybody help here please

   http://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=7214715#
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #23 on: Mar 03, 2014, 05:35 PM »
Hi Pete - I tried another Maritime AIS site and found no records for Oasia but found this for Saga Ruby.  It is a few days old though. 

http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/311000198

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #24 on: Mar 04, 2014, 09:29 AM »
Presumably she has arrived in her destination port and the AIS transmitter has been turned off.

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #25 on: Mar 11, 2014, 10:01 AM »
Maritime Matters reports that she has arrived in Penang (Malaysia) :

http://maritimematters.com/2014/03/arrival-of-oasia/

There are two rather fine photos in the article.

I hope she can manage a swift transition to a stable new role, where we might enjoy visiting her! Fingers crossed...
« Last Edit: Mar 11, 2014, 11:13 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #26 on: Mar 11, 2014, 10:59 AM »
Thanks Isabelle…are we thinking that these are her last moments as a working ship, and that any future movement will be via a tug…always a sad moment in a ships life…I recall saying the same when they stopped engines on QE2 during her dry dock last year…


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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #27 on: Mar 11, 2014, 11:07 AM »
I think, really, QE2's last moments as a working ship were November 2008 when her electric motors were stopped for the last time. They haven't been run since.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #28 on: Mar 11, 2014, 01:07 PM »
Hi Isabelle - Thank you for posting the link to the story and pictures about Ruby.  She does look good and I hope she will be well looked after. 

Yes, Rob, I agree.  Even with all the grand plans that greeted our QE2's arrival in Dubai, her life as we know it ended.  It certainly would be wonderful if she could "live" again but it looks ever and ever more unlikely.   :'(
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #29 on: Apr 07, 2014, 04:21 PM »
Does anyone have any news on her?
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #30 on: Apr 07, 2014, 07:07 PM »
Following time spent in a drydock in Gibraltar, Saga Ruby is now sailing under her new name, M/V Oasia (see below)
She has reached Phuket in Thailand, and as previously announced by Saga, she may soon be on her way to Rangoon,
Maritime Matters have posted the most recent report from Peter Knego
http://maritimematters.com/2014/03/arrival-of-oasia/
   

'Saga returns to Gibdock
Riviera Maritime Media (registration)
The 13-day renewal Saga Ruby drydocking project required flexibility on the part of the yard, which was called upon to adapt its original repair plan to ...
http://www.rivieramm.com/article/saga-returns-to-gibdock-15673

« Last Edit: Apr 07, 2014, 07:16 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #31 on: Apr 07, 2014, 07:26 PM »
I knew she has been renamed MV Oasia, however I wasn't sure what was happening with her so thanks for letting me know. :)
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #32 on: Apr 17, 2014, 02:55 PM »
She has reached Phuket in Thailand, and as previously announced by Saga, she may soon be on her way to Rangoon,
Maritime Matters have posted the most recent report from Peter Knego
http://maritimematters.com/2014/03/arrival-of-oasia/
   


At the moment she´s notsailing to Rangoon. She  is now close Singapore and the  next port of call is Sattahip, Thailand. My gues is that she will never sail to Rangoon and the ownership of her will change soon or it has already been changed. Why stay weeks at Phuket and then   sail to Sattahip if the owners has some plans for her at Rangoon?

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #33 on: Apr 17, 2014, 03:04 PM »
Surprised Saga did not get them to change the livery, at very least the funnel!

that's ASSUMING she has changed ownership.

 

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #34 on: Apr 17, 2014, 03:33 PM »
I wonder if she will be a success?
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #35 on: Apr 17, 2014, 03:34 PM »
Surprised Saga did not get them to change the livery, at very least the funnel!

that's ASSUMING she has changed ownership.

 

The Queen Mary and Rotterdam still have the same livery, and they are owned by other companies than their original owners.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #36 on: Apr 17, 2014, 04:30 PM »
That is true Hank. The QE2 is still in her livery too.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #38 on: Apr 17, 2014, 08:29 PM »
Thanks for letting us know. If only our QE2 was on the move...
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #39 on: Apr 18, 2014, 05:57 PM »
Thanks, Pete !
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