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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #561 on: Nov 05, 2017, 02:31 PM »
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Love the liner! 😉

Yes; one has to wonder why they keep parking cars and yachts in front of it - have they no idea how to do an uncluttered photograph...?!  :o
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #562 on: Nov 05, 2017, 11:41 PM »
She's certainly roped up to prevent a repeat of the 2011 incident because of the sudden and significant dust storms they have there. Also notice rat covers on the ropes at the ends nearer to her. The onboard lights definitely don't look photoshopped as some people were so adamant they were...
Things are definitely looking up for QE2, she's not been in better shape for some years.
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« Reply #563 on: Nov 05, 2017, 11:43 PM »
I've not yet seen a photo showing lights on on her quarter deck...

Neither have I Rob, all in due time though as a year or so ago many of us thought we'd never see her lit up like she is now.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #564 on: Nov 07, 2017, 08:24 PM »
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« Reply #565 on: Nov 08, 2017, 07:35 PM »
Fantastic photo that shows QE2's elegant lines!  :)
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #566 on: Nov 13, 2017, 10:44 PM »
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Offline Pete Hamill

Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #567 on: Nov 14, 2017, 12:41 PM »
That last photo really highlights the missing lifeboats. Just doesn't look herself without them.

Offline pete cain

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« Reply #568 on: Nov 14, 2017, 01:15 PM »
Pete , apparently we just have to move on & get used to it.......
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Offline Pete Hamill

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« Reply #569 on: Nov 14, 2017, 02:08 PM »
Pete, Yes, you too.

Maybe I just don't want to get used to it!!!

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« Reply #570 on: Nov 14, 2017, 03:47 PM »
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  Pete , apparently we just have to move on & get used to it....... 
I believe the correct phrase is "put up and shut up!" ::)
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #571 on: Nov 16, 2017, 07:42 AM »
Nice aerial view thanks to Wilfredo Corros

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« Reply #572 on: Nov 16, 2017, 07:48 AM »
Nice aerial view thanks to Wilfredo Corros

Excellent (drone?) photos  :)
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #574 on: Nov 16, 2017, 03:00 PM »
The second photo is a beautiful shot of our girl !   :)
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« Reply #575 on: Nov 17, 2017, 07:21 PM »
Well I know, when removed, they were then carefully stored on board with the intention of using them as part of her museum later.  No idea what happened to them after the end of 2013 though.
How tall were they?
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #576 on: Nov 20, 2017, 09:10 AM »
A nice clip of QE2 made by a drone thanks to my friend Wilfredo

https://flic.kr/p/ZAjSks

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #577 on: Nov 20, 2017, 07:17 PM »
A nice clip of QE2 made by a drone thanks to my friend Wilfredo

Fantastic! Thanks for posting, and thank you Wilfredo.

Suddenly she looks so clean… especially her after decks. Almost looks like a digital simulation, but it's clearly not.

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #578 on: Nov 20, 2017, 07:27 PM »
A nice clip of QE2 made by a drone thanks to my friend Wilfredo

https://flic.kr/p/ZAjSks

Great video, thanks.  The boat deck looks even more strange being both teakless and boatless, but not a suprise... New teak is much needed!  I wonder if they'll use the stuff they just used on Queen Mary in long beach ... I think it's less rare but more hard wearing if i recall correctly.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #579 on: Nov 21, 2017, 01:24 AM »
What a great overhead video of our majestic ship! Thanks for sharing, Louis!
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #580 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:12 PM »
Some photos from Port Rashid of QE2 taking during November 2017

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #581 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:40 PM »
Really nice !  Picture number 3 - QE2 is getting ready for a night departure !  (if only) But it is great to see these photos !   :) :)
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« Reply #582 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:45 PM »
She is so high up!
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« Reply #583 on: Nov 21, 2017, 05:52 PM »
She is so high up!

She's definitely sitting higher by the bow than she ever did because of the removal of the lifeboats, tenders, and davits and many other things. However this is also obvious at her stern but less so and is very understandable.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #584 on: Nov 21, 2017, 07:06 PM »
Great photos.  Still no sign of any lights on quarter deck.  And I'm afraid i don't understand why she's relatively higher at the bow than the stern, although i obviously do understand why she's higher in general.

Wonder what ballasting they've managed to do with her various rotten tanks etc.
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« Reply #585 on: Nov 21, 2017, 11:18 PM »
Great photos.  Still no sign of any lights on quarter deck.  And I'm afraid i don't understand why she's relatively higher at the bow than the stern, although i obviously do understand why she's higher in general.

Wonder what ballasting they've managed to do with her various rotten tanks etc.

Off Topic - Sorry.
Rob - Would they have enough power shore-side to shift any ballast at all?
Because of her structure, mightn't there have always been more weight in her stern?
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 02:56 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

Offline Thomas Hypher

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« Reply #586 on: Yesterday at 12:03 AM »
Rob - Would they have enough power shore-side to shift any ballast at all?
Because of her structure, mightn't there have always been more weight in her stern?

Also depends on if she has any fuel still onboard and what condition that is in as HFO etc. It is not known if it was pumped off during the cold layup (as it was no longer needed) and the emptying of other tanks besides HFO tanks may be contributing to her new and unusual trim. HFO setting into a wax like substance without pre-heating. If the HFO is still onboard it may not be worth removing as the pre-heating systems will have fallen into disrepair during the cold layup and her owners may want to use it as a form of ballast (Long Beach pumping clay type mud into QM's ballast etc tanks comes to mind, however SS Rotterdam's active ballasting could also be a possibility). I for one have many questions for her current owners and if they ever did a Q&A with the forum that would be great but is unlikely - however her improving state would have been dismissed just a couple of years ago as hopeful wishing so I live in hope.

Anyway enough of my rambling.

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« Reply #587 on: Yesterday at 12:11 AM »
What's more I recently read somewhere (can't remember exactly and I'm sure Michael will advise) that her original engine room and funnel were located aft of amidships meaning that for structural integrity and weight distribution the new, post 1986/7 refit engine room was located similarly and equipment could have been distributed similarly in places too as a result. This would explain her particularly stern heavy trim now as empty of stores etc. Also the main propulsion machinery is still onboard as there is no evidence of its removal which would have been through a drydocking and/or removal of her funnel to gain access. The above suggests the stern heavy trim when lightly loaded.

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #588 on: Yesterday at 09:41 AM »
A nice clip of QE2 made by a drone thanks to my friend Wilfredo

https://flic.kr/p/ZAjSks

Thanks to Wilfredo for using the drone to capture the film of QE2.  She is looking good and you can imagine deck space being used for events.

Was there a shape of a boat on the terminal building.  I thought there was and for some reason  it reminded me of the shape of the Waverley with the paddles at the side. 

Interesting discussion on the ship sitting high out of the water.
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #589 on: Yesterday at 01:51 PM »
Some more photos from this Month of November

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« Reply #590 on: Yesterday at 02:15 PM »
It is good to see boats in the marina and increased activity around the ship. 

Good photos, thanks for posting. 
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #591 on: Yesterday at 02:18 PM »
It is good to see boats in the marina and increased activity around the ship. 

Good photos, thanks for posting.

A lot is happening in that area I wonder how many photos of QE2 is taken daily now at Port Rashid?

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« Reply #592 on: Yesterday at 02:52 PM »
Also depends on if she has any fuel still onboard and what condition that is in as HFO etc. It is not known if it was pumped off during the cold layup (as it was no longer needed) and the emptying of other tanks besides HFO tanks may be contributing to her new and unusual trim. HFO setting into a wax like substance without pre-heating. If the HFO is still onboard it may not be worth removing as the pre-heating systems will have fallen into disrepair during the cold layup and her owners may want to use it as a form of ballast (Long Beach pumping clay type mud into QM's ballast etc tanks comes to mind, however SS Rotterdam's active ballasting could also be a possibility). I for one have many questions for her current owners and if they ever did a Q&A with the forum that would be great but is unlikely - however her improving state would have been dismissed just a couple of years ago as hopeful wishing so I live in hope.

Anyway enough of my rambling.

Thomas


Thomas - a reminder here!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,6605.msg70688.html#msg70688
Your own Question plus answers.

Skilly has also posted in similar topics relating to similar matters
And - if you put Heavy Fuel Oil into the advanced search - you will find even more.
QE2 was possibly expected to sail to Cape Town soon after her arrival in Dubai.
Since then, and unless Rob discovered more about the state of ballast in 2011 or since,
matters regarding HFO, engines in cold iron etc, which are expressed as informative facts could also be speculative.

Very many apologies Mods. This is way off topic. 
I have tried to copy and paste into the relevant topic,
and was distracted by something completely unexpected!
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 02:55 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 #593 on: Yesterday at 03:19 PM »
Wonderful to see more recent photos!
Is it just me, or have the basketball hoops been removed? (They aren't present in the last two photos)
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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #594 on: Yesterday at 06:49 PM »

Thomas - a reminder here!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,6605.msg70688.html#msg70688
Your own Question plus answers.

Skilly has also posted in similar topics relating to similar matters
And - if you put Heavy Fuel Oil into the advanced search - you will find even more.
QE2 was possibly expected to sail to Cape Town soon after her arrival in Dubai.
Since then, and unless Rob discovered more about the state of ballast in 2011 or since,
matters regarding HFO, engines in cold iron etc, which are expressed as informative facts could also be speculative.

Very many apologies Mods. This is way off topic. 
I have tried to copy and paste into the relevant topic,
and was distracted by something completely unexpected!

Sorry for going off topic (particularly to Louis). Certain things can be deduced however (her propulsion machinery still being relatively intact but unusable due to no evidence to the contrary) however I do agree with you regarding her current ballast situation. I made my posts above having read the topic you’ve posted the link to and several other topics such as those relating to the failed Cape Town venture in the recent past. Rob and/or Louis may receive further information in the future that they are allowed to share and maybe the forum could have a Q&A with her current owners (since 2015) as part of that?

Anyway I won’t say any further on the matter in this topic.


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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #595 on: Yesterday at 09:17 PM »
QE2 by night :)

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Re: QE2 Photos from Dubai 2017
« Reply #596 on: Yesterday at 09:23 PM »
What a beautiful photo of our beautiful ship !  She may be missing her boatlings, but she is a lovely lady !   :)
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