Author Topic: QE2/Paxman Emergency Generators  (Read 17668 times)

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Offline skilly56

Re: QE2/Paxman Emergency Generators
« Reply #60 on: Oct 03, 2015, 12:09 AM »
As long as the QE2 is still registered in Port Vila, then her call sign is officially 'YJVW6', as it has been since 2009.

The 'GBTT' was originally the call sign for the Queen Mary, and was then transferred to QE2. QE2 relinquished this call sign in 2009 when her port of registry was changed to Port Vila. When Queen Elizabeth (2010) was launched she took up the 'GBTT' call sign again, but had to relinquish it when her port of registry was changed to Hamilton, Bermuda, whereupon she became 'ZCEF2'.

QE2 could only officially take up the 'GBTT' call sign again if she was re-registered in the UK.

Had a chuckle when I saw the Marine Traffic website on 29.09.2015 - it showed QE2 doing 53.4 knots towards Odessa again, but only briefly.

Skilly
« Last Edit: Oct 03, 2015, 05:19 AM by skilly56 »

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2/Paxman Emergency Generators
« Reply #61 on: Oct 03, 2015, 12:15 AM »

...Had a chuckle when I saw the Marine Traffic website on 29.09.2015 - it showed QE2 doing 53.4 knots towards Odessa again, but only briefly.

Skilly

If only!  ;D

Thanks Skill for the information about the call sign. 


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Offline Rod

Re: QE2/Paxman Emergency Generators
« Reply #62 on: Oct 03, 2015, 10:27 PM »
Thanks Skilly.
The ship must have some kind of shoreside power running to it. Saw on one thread that there were small a/c units in some cabins.

Offline Roy Warrender

Re: QE2/Paxman Emergency Generators
« Reply #63 on: Oct 03, 2015, 11:21 PM »
Hi All
I have had a reply from Marinetraffic with regards to the information sent as part of the AIS transmittion,
it appears my thoughts about the Callsign were  incorrect the Callsign as set up on the transmitter by the ships crew is sent

Link to Marine traffics article on AIS Information  http://help.marinetraffic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205426887-What-kind-of-information-is-AIS-transmitted