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QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« on: May 09, 2016, 04:43 AM »
Its now 9 Months that QE2 left the Dubai Dry Docks and was moved to Port Rashid,a lot has happened to QE2 in the last Months,contrary to her 2 years at the dry docks were nothing happened,therefore it is the ideal time to sort out a kind of timeline to make it easier to know what is going on.An further updates will be added here.

QE2 was moved from the Dubai Dry Docks on the 12th August 2015,below shows the ship 3 days later at her new berth in Port Rashid
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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 04:49 AM »
For the last 2 weeks of August QE2 was just a lonely ghost ship with no lights and no soul around

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 04:53 AM »
September 2015

For the first days of this Month nothing was happening on or around the ship.Apart from the 2 security guard QE2 was a ghost ship.
Into the second week more and more movement was seen as workers around 32 of me boarded the ship to clean it and do some paint work.Most work was only confined to One and Two Decks.Bits by bits QE2 was getting attention again.


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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 04:55 AM »
During this September Month I did manage to make contact with someone onboard,the first onboard photo since years was sent to me on the 15th September 2015

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 05:04 AM »
First onboard photos taken between the 22nd and 26th September 2015

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 09:21 AM »
29th September 2015 equipment arrived on the dockside to clean down the ships hull.Work started on the following day.

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 09:35 AM »
On the evening of the 29th September,part from the Boat had its LED Lights switched on for the first time

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 10:03 AM »
During the first days of October Captain Sergey rejoined QE2.Work onboard has been going on One and Two Deck mostly clean,painting,electric and plumbing.The Captain is staying in the Captains Cabin and this the only room onboard with power direct from Dubai Electricity company.Shore side generator supplis power only at present to One Deck and Two Deck plus a few LED string lights placed a bit around the ship


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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 01:29 PM »
This is not good viewing Louis, it needs to be acknowleged though as part of her story, she's been trashed (I think) she's a dead ship, these videos are reminiscent of many available of USS United States, so sad.
 I only hope the smattering of people working on her at the moment can perhaps arrest some of the obvious decay, thankyou for posting..

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 01:39 PM »
Below is some photos from onboard taken in October 2015,conditions onboard was not easy with most of the ship in black out and the extreme heat inside.On one evening temperature reache the 47 degrees.Some parts of the ship was blocked of so he could not get everywhere.

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 01:44 PM »
16th November 2015 a last minute planned move today for QE2 was canceled due to the lack of tugs,one did come into position.

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2016, 01:47 PM »
17th November 2015 QE2 yet again on the move,this time she was towed to Berth 10 at the Old Cruise Terminal 1

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 01:48 PM »
17th November 2015 late afternoon QE2 at her new position,Berth 10

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Re: QE2 Conversion August 2015 to ?
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2016, 01:52 PM »
After her move again within Port Rashid workers were back onboard carry on with work,below is 2 photos one taken on the 23rd November 2015 showing QE2 still all blacked out at night the other was taken at daylight a day earlier
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