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Offline Twynkle

Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #40 on: May 02, 2014, 09:08 PM »
She reached Sattahip, Gulf of Thailand on 22.4.2014
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/7214715/vessel:OASIA
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2014, 09:13 PM »
Thanks for updating us Rosie!  :)
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #42 on: Aug 07, 2014, 08:17 PM »
Any word on Oasia, formerly Saga Ruby ?
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« Reply #43 on: Aug 08, 2014, 01:32 PM »
 Hi June, looking at this site she is tied up alongside , as denoted by the white diamond with black spot. looks like she's going nowhere any time, maybe in use as a hotel (wouldn't that be nice).

  https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ports/17432http://

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« Reply #44 on: Aug 08, 2014, 01:50 PM »
June, this site shows her alongside & apparently closed up, no lights etc etc. also looks like only 1 lifeboat present at aft end.
    http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2076041       11 July so a current image of her,( here we go again ).
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #45 on: Aug 08, 2014, 09:13 PM »
Hi Pete -

Thank you very much for the information and link to the picture of Ruby.  She does look alone as does our beloved QE2.  I hope she can have some care soon.

June   :'(
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« Reply #46 on: Sep 20, 2014, 05:03 PM »
 Believe this (maybe) ??
  http://www.oasia-yangon.com/http://

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« Reply #47 on: Sep 21, 2014, 02:03 PM »
Hi Pete, well found!
Thanks so much for this, it is good that your crow's nest is such a hive of activity!
When we first heard that Saga Ruby was being sold, all on board were absolutely certain that she was going to be parked in Myanmar.
This was a plan that didn't seem to be a rumour and it didn't change - she could make a wonderful 'Rotterdam V' type of ship.
Just wishing that a) someone would see sense and take similar action with QE2, and that b) both ships had remained here in the UK.
Lots of good wishes to you and Mrs Pete
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #48 on: Sep 22, 2014, 05:44 PM »
Thank you very much, Pete, for the link and to Rosie, for your comments.  It really is so great that Ruby will have a home even if it is not in the UK.  Agreed that I wish the same for our QE2.  UK would even be better.  Pete, please keep us informed regarding Ruby.  June   :)
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #49 on: Sep 25, 2014, 07:23 AM »

Believe this (maybe) ??
  http://www.oasia-yangon.com/http://

I'm thrilled to see a liner preserved. I hope she lasts indefinitely. This is a reason to visit Burma.
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« Reply #50 on: Oct 08, 2014, 07:56 PM »
Regarding reply # 46 above,
 I took it upon myself to contact  the info link at the OASIA link asking for any information possible regarding the current state of OASIA . Here is the reply:      '' Thank you very much for your email that we are happy to read. We are very proud of Ruby and we will ensure in her new role as OASIA, she will  still maintain most of her charming features reflecting her amazing voyages.
So far, she is undergoing refurbishments to suit as a floating hotel and I am afraid at this moment, I could not give you an exact date of operation yet. However I will update you once I have details,
    yours sincerely, Eugene Win
                             Director Of Rooms
                             OASIA Floating Hotel ''
I really wanted to start a new post shouting out ''IF ONLY' for dear old QE2. Somebody seems to have a plan for an old lady of the seas & give her a second life, & not afraid to make contact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.  I hope it works out for Ruby & her new owners.

 Isabelle , I couldn't do the speech bubble thing, I recon if there's chance & you can make next years meet in June, you might run a beginners course for us spanner men (ask Rosie for details) Pete..

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #51 on: Oct 08, 2014, 08:23 PM »
Hi Pete -

Thank you very much for your post regarding Ruby.  The fact that you received a reply is very promising.  I too do so hope that things will work out well for Ruby and she enjoys an exciting second career.

Indeed, "IF ONLY" for our beloved QE2...

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #52 on: Nov 02, 2014, 12:13 PM »
Jonathan Boonazier on LinersLists says he's very concerned for her fate now.  He says she's been at the port of Sattahip on the Gulf of Thailand for nearly a year, with nothing happening. He says the port she's in is not suitable for the work she requires, which could be done quickly in Sinapore.  From his experience, he says the omens are not good.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #53 on: Nov 02, 2014, 06:11 PM »
Thanks, Rob, for this news, however disheartening it is.  Things seemed so promising for Ruby, but now it does not seem that way, and for there to be a delay of nearly a year is not an indication of good things to come for her.   :(
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #54 on: Nov 15, 2014, 07:36 AM »

Jonathan Boonazier on LinersLists says he's very concerned for her fate now.  He says she's been at the port of Sattahip on the Gulf of Thailand for nearly a year, with nothing happening. He says the port she's in is not suitable for the work she requires, which could be done quickly in Sinapore.  From his experience, he says the omens are not good.

That isn't good news.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #55 on: Nov 15, 2014, 07:36 AM »

Jonathan Boonazier on LinersLists says he's very concerned for her fate now.  He says she's been at the port of Sattahip on the Gulf of Thailand for nearly a year, with nothing happening. He says the port she's in is not suitable for the work she requires, which could be done quickly in Sinapore.  From his experience, he says the omens are not good.

I've been a big fan of Jonathan's adventures.
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #56 on: Nov 15, 2014, 06:43 PM »
Jonathan Boonazier on LinersLists says he's very concerned for her fate now.  He says she's been at the port of Sattahip on the Gulf of Thailand for nearly a year, with nothing happening. He says the port she's in is not suitable for the work she requires, which could be done quickly in Sinapore.  From his experience, he says the omens are not good.

Lets hope her fate will not end up like our QE2's :(
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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #57 on: Feb 04, 2015, 07:40 AM »
The AIS on Marine traffic is showing ex-Saga Ruby may be on the move,
Looks as if she might be on her way westwards, perhaps eventually she'll go on to Myanmar
Hi Pete -are you watching?!  :)
It'll be good to know what you think.

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #58 on: Feb 04, 2015, 05:39 PM »
Rosie this is exciting news , please post the link as I cannot find it , the one I'm looking at is showing her still in Sattahip,  I do so hope she's ready for her new role & they havn't butchered her

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Re: Saga Ruby after Saga
« Reply #59 on: Feb 04, 2015, 07:07 PM »
Oh Pete!
Having not had time this am to check her tracks - I have now - they are bizarre!
Take a look here - Can you see?
http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/oldshipid:372123/oldmmsi:311000198/zoom:10/olddate:lastknown/_:585430f6fd023eeba9ce0d89dcbf92ce#
(Hoping the Sitting Room's refit/refurb's not getting in the way!)
Very best to you and Mrs Pete,
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