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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #320 on: Jun 08, 2017, 06:53 PM »
Is this the reason for the removal of the boats; are they being replaced after the refurbishment is completed?
While we can only speculate that is quite likely; The removal of the davits could serve as you suggested to aid in the removal and delivery of materials, another likely reason for their removal is so they can be replaced with more streamlined davits minus their lowering mechanisms to allow for more space on the Boat Deck for recreation. That would also explain why the Lifeboats are still being stored in the vicinity, if they were never to be reinstated they would have been scraped a long time ago. 
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #321 on: Jun 09, 2017, 12:17 PM »
Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016
This topic makes for interesting reading!

Interesting to get a good view of the officers cabins windows under the funnel and aft Penthouse block. Cunard always wanted to build new balcony Penthouses there but the obstruction by lifeboats always stopped the plan - even though such rooms were built on Vistafjord

Perhaps this is what Dubai plans - more (unobstructed) balcony cabins?

Hello Michael,
Just wondering (!) was there any reference to safety in case of fire / sinking etc when the matter you mention here was discussed?
Also - was each lifeboat able to work independently of the ship's engines?
If they were to turn QE2 into any type of residential establishment, do you think the Lifeboats would then be deemed necessary under any insurance plan?
It's interesting to note the configuration of the lifeboats on Rotterdam V - as on QE2, they darkened the Boat Deck, however they seem to have been kept in situ - maybe because it looks from some of the images that they don't seem to obstruct views from cabins.
It'll be good to know a bit more, and hoping you won't mind my asking !
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« Last Edit: Jun 09, 2017, 12:21 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #322 on: Jun 10, 2017, 03:06 PM »
QE2 on evening of the 5th June 2017 at Port Rashid,my contact cant be named

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #323 on: Jun 24, 2017, 06:31 AM »
Umm. Look at this.

Stuff has been cluttered onto the decks again.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #324 on: Jun 25, 2017, 01:42 AM »
Umm. Look at this.

Stuff has been cluttered onto the decks again.
Probably a mass removal of materials from inside the ship, they will most likely remove it soon enough.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #325 on: Jun 25, 2017, 05:01 PM »
Umm. Look at this.

Stuff has been cluttered onto the decks again.

Using Google Earth, I've established that that satellite photo was taken on the 4th of June.

It will be incredibly hot on board just now.
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« Reply #326 on: Jun 25, 2017, 05:46 PM »
Using Google Earth, I've established that that satellite photo was taken on the 4th of June.

It will be incredibly hot on board just now.

Not just the afterdecks, even stuff is cluttered onto the bow.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #327 on: Jul 06, 2017, 04:56 PM »
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #328 on: Jul 06, 2017, 05:53 PM »
There's our beautiful girl !!  Thanks, Rob, for posting the great photo !!   :)
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« Reply #329 on: Jul 06, 2017, 05:54 PM »
Not just beautiful, immaculate! Thanks so much Rob!
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #330 on: Jul 07, 2017, 06:11 AM »
Great find, Rob! Great to see a recent picture of our spectacular liner!
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #331 on: Jul 12, 2017, 10:52 AM »
Using Google Earth, I've established that that satellite photo was taken on the 4th of June.

It will be incredibly hot on board just now.

6th of April 2017 is the right date.Google Earth uses the m/d/y version

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #332 on: Jul 12, 2017, 11:05 AM »
QE2 last Month at berth 9/10 Port Rashid,thanks to Franz Gabing

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #333 on: Jul 13, 2017, 12:12 PM »
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« Reply #334 on: Jul 16, 2017, 08:36 PM »
It's so boring just having her in Dubai..
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #335 on: Jul 16, 2017, 08:59 PM »
It's so boring just having her in Dubai..

Yes, but I guess it's better than having her over the water to the east on a beach...
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #336 on: Jul 17, 2017, 04:08 AM »
Yes, but I guess it's better than having her over the water to the east on a beach...
I made the following with my prior knowledge..
The problem is, Qe2 is an immaculate ship, built on the river Clyde, made numerous crossings, had major renovations, one in which she was re-engined in the mid eighties , thus major renovation in eighties allows her 30 (I think) more years (2016?) and is sold in 2007 (ten? Years early?)to some firm in Dubai for $$$ because everyone wants the newer ships, thus firm says that this plan is going to happen, thus plan doesn't happen, some amazing people in london try to get her back into British water, they are unable to, lord knows what's going on inside right now. These people bought the ship ten years ago and to us, the ship is precious and to people in Dubai it's just a peice of metal. Who knows maybe they are throwing out precious Cunard memorabilia, which in my opinion, should have been removed before QE2 got to Dubai. To them this stuff is just old junk. They don't give a damn about the ship. The concept drawings show! They won't keep those awesome lines! Peter, what I'm trying to say here is that carnival (?) screwed up and sold the mighty Queen Elizabeth 2 because she was nearing her final years and they didn't want the ship because they wanted more mega ships to take in $$$$$$$$.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #337 on: Jul 17, 2017, 11:17 PM »
she was re-engined in the mid eighties sailed the seas for decades, thus major renovation in eighties allows her 30 (I think) more years (2016?) and is sold in 2007 (ten? Years early?)

Yes, carnival screwed up big time.

One point though - in that new Haynes QE2 book, the chapter about the re-engining specifically states "an additional 20 years of life".  So we might need to look more closely at what exactly was planned in terms of life when they initially stuck the diesels in her; it looks like there may be more to this than we thought.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #338 on: Jul 18, 2017, 03:51 AM »
Yes, carnival screwed up big time.

One point though - in that new Haynes QE2 book, the chapter about the re-engining specifically states "an additional 20 years of life".  So we might need to look more closely at what exactly was planned in terms of life when they initially stuck the diesels in her; it looks like there may be more to this than we thought.

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #339 on: Jul 18, 2017, 01:08 PM »
My lord..

I think it was "given an offer they couldn't refuse for a 40 year old liner" - Carnival are a business machine where the bottom line rules the roost. Given a chance to offload an old vessel and replace with a new more modern, cheaper to run ship then a business (devoid of any emotion) will take that route.

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #340 on: Jul 18, 2017, 10:05 PM »
I think it was "given an offer they couldn't refuse for a 40 year old liner" - Carnival are a business machine where the bottom line rules the roost. Given a chance to offload an old vessel and replace with a new more modern, cheaper to run ship then a business (devoid of any emotion) will take that route.

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True. Very True.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #341 on: Jul 19, 2017, 11:25 AM »
Today at QE2s location temperatures at 50°,god bless my friends at Port Rashid

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #342 on: Jul 19, 2017, 12:46 PM »
Today at QE2s location temperatures at 50°,god bless my friends at Port Rashid

It can't be possible to do any work at all on her in that heat.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #343 on: Jul 19, 2017, 03:15 PM »
That heat must be terrible for the workers.
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« Reply #344 on: Jul 19, 2017, 05:55 PM »
Fyi that heat could ruin numerous material inside the ship if there is no air conditioning except for open windows.l
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #345 on: Jul 19, 2017, 09:04 PM »
50°C is also the point at which it actually becomes dangerous to humans; that is the temperature at which the proteins inside the brain start to break down.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #346 on: Jul 20, 2017, 09:00 AM »
This is the best place in Dubai for a good Italian Pizza,is located at Port Rashid
by the new marina and with a good view of QE2

https://www.signorpomidor.com/



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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #347 on: Jul 20, 2017, 11:54 AM »
This is the best place in Dubai for a good Italian Pizza,is located at Port Rashid
by the new marina and with a good view of QE2

https://www.signorpomidor.com/



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Louis if you sat there eating pizza gazing over at your old ship, I'm sure you'd get a sensation of needing to get back on board before she sailed, which you must have felt many times in the old days.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #348 on: Jul 20, 2017, 11:56 AM »
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Louis if you sat there eating pizza gazing over at your old ship, I'm sure you'd get a sensation of needing to get back on board before she sailed, which you must have felt many times in the old days.

Yes mostly likely I would

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« Reply #349 on: Jul 20, 2017, 01:23 PM »
50°C is also the point at which it actually becomes dangerous to humans; that is the temperature at which the proteins inside the brain start to break down.

Omg
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« Reply #350 on: Jul 20, 2017, 02:06 PM »
50°C is also the point at which it actually becomes dangerous to humans; that is the temperature at which the proteins inside the brain start to break down.
WOW. Thats whats wrong with me!
On the Franconia it was 126 farenheight under the engine room fan. 180 waiting for the engine room elevator, over 200 closing steam valves to the engine room. QE2 180's at the elevator 200's at steam valves
over 200 behind the boilers if you had to change a boiler gauge glass .

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« Reply #351 on: Jul 20, 2017, 02:14 PM »
This is the best place in Dubai for a good Italian Pizza,is located at Port Rashid
by the new marina and with a good view of QE2

https://www.signorpomidor.com/



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I do not usually eat pizza but with this view of QE2, I could be persuaded to give pizza a try
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
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« Reply #353 on: Jul 22, 2017, 01:53 PM »
Pizza looks good, but the ship in the background looks even better. :)
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #355 on: Jul 22, 2017, 01:58 PM »
Notice the work going on on Boat Deck aft

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« Reply #358 on: Jul 22, 2017, 02:04 PM »
Not looking her best.

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« Reply #359 on: Jul 22, 2017, 02:22 PM »
She's still a beauty, still attractive, as can be seen by the number of photographs either of her, or with her (the pizza would not have been looking as delicious had QE2 not figured in the background of the picture!).

And they give us an idea of what is going on... for instance, the many cranes and the clutter on the Boat Deck aft.

Thank you, Louis, and also your many and helpful contacts in Port Rashid.