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Online Andy Holloway

Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #60 on: Sep 17, 2017, 12:13 PM »
But QE2 was conceived in the 60s and has one!

True, they were in existence as far back as WW1, but only became more regularly incorporated into ship design when speed and fuel efficiency became more relevant as ships became larger and these factors became more critical.

Maybe i should have said 'more commonly used' or 'improved'.

Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #61 on: Sep 17, 2017, 08:19 PM »
Norwegian America Line does not seem to have been a fan of bulbous bows as neither their two ships before Vistafjord (Sagafjord and Bergensfjord) had one.

Offline Twynkle

Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #62 on: Jan 06, 2019, 12:35 AM »
There was a  photo of Saga Ruby on the beaches of Alang was posted on the Ocean Liners Society's Facebook page yesterday.
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Online Thomas Hypher

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Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #63 on: Jan 06, 2019, 02:29 AM »
There was a  photo of Saga Ruby on the beaches of Alang was posted on the Ocean Liners Society's Facebook page yesterday.

A sad image taken shortly after she was beached back in 2017. She is all long gone now apart from what would be found in the markets at Alang that sell/have a massive variety of things from the ships, even lifeboats, and what may or may not have been salvaged by Peter Knego :( . I haven't heard of anything in regards to what he may have been able to salvage unless anyone knows otherwise?
« Last Edit: Jan 06, 2019, 02:31 AM by Thomas Hypher »
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2, in her new life, in Dubai back in January 2020.

Online CasinoChris

Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #64 on: Jan 06, 2019, 01:35 PM »
Peter Knego commented on Maritime Matters that he would not be pursuing fittings from the Saga Ruby/Vistafjord as he understood that most of the origional fittings were removed during the hotel conversion work in Thailand.

Online Andy Holloway

Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #65 on: Jan 06, 2019, 02:21 PM »
Peter Knego commented on Maritime Matters that he would not be pursuing fittings from the Saga Ruby/Vistafjord as he understood that most of the original fittings were removed during the hotel conversion work in Thailand.

Had he bothered to read my post of 8th Sept 2017 he would have known that they had gone long before that, some as far back as 1998!

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Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #66 on: Jan 07, 2019, 12:33 AM »
Sad to hear in both cases as the chances of things being around for those interested in collecting and fans of the ship are much slimmer :(
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Online Andy Holloway

Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #67 on: Jan 07, 2019, 07:12 PM »
Mind you some things were 'liberated' from the dry dock when she changed from Vistafjord to Caronia.

My 3 children had been on the summer and, as there was a 2 for 1 deal on that particular cruise, all the single cabins hadn't been sold, for obvious reasons. There they were each allocated a single cabin.

When we were dry dock in Bremmerhaven and the de-Vistafjording was underway i persuaded the contractor who was changing the glass fingers panels/cabin numbers to let me have the three from my children's cabin.
They had them on their bedroom doors until long after they had left home and gone to uni, now they are in our family 'Cunard Memorabilia' box! 

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Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #68 on: Jan 07, 2019, 09:31 PM »
Such a waste, but it was inevitable that her time was coming.

Offline shiploversa

Re: Saga Ruby / Oasis in Alang
« Reply #69 on: Jul 06, 2020, 11:13 AM »
the final moments - i was following the story quite strongly last year and fortunate to have folk send me images of her at alang
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