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Offline dellboy

Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #120 on: Mar 30, 2018, 10:42 AM »
She still has that hole on the starboard side of the box perhaps for some fitting out or is it more permanent.

On closer inspection, it seems to have a frame around it?
Could it have something to do with the crane being moved to the starboard side?
and is that a glimpse of another opening on the port side of the box?     
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #121 on: Mar 30, 2018, 02:57 PM »
QE2 does look magnificent !  She is so shiny and new looking.  I agree that she has never looked that shiny and bright before !  Excellent work, Dubai crew !  :) :)
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #122 on: Mar 30, 2018, 05:42 PM »
Given that her stern now says "Dubai" and "Mina Rashid" and does to have a port of registry such as Southampton or Port Vila, I am assuming that QE2 is no longer registered as a merchant vessel.  Anyone have any expertise in this to know for sure?

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #123 on: Mar 31, 2018, 01:20 AM »
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #124 on: Mar 31, 2018, 02:32 AM »
Don't know if anybody said it before me or noticed but they removed the grating from her stern.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #125 on: Mar 31, 2018, 02:41 AM »
Don't know if anybody said it before me or noticed but they removed the grating from her stern.
I noticed it, but like you I didn't know if anyone posted something about it before.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #126 on: Mar 31, 2018, 09:41 AM »
Bob c  Gisis IMO Site still shows her as registered in Vanatu

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #127 on: Mar 31, 2018, 10:00 AM »
I noticed it, but like you I didn't know if anyone posted something about it before.

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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #128 on: Mar 31, 2018, 10:16 AM »
She still has that hole on the starboard side of the box perhaps for some fitting out or is it more permanent.

On closer inspection, it seems to have a frame around it?
Could it have something to do with the crane being moved to the starboard side?
and is that a glimpse of another opening on the port side of the box?     

The crane and the opening could be to supply the kitchen
also noticed the generator is still on the foredeck and the platform to the midship entrance still in place.
       
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #129 on: Mar 31, 2018, 10:35 AM »
photo on reply 127
That's the megayacht Dubai owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum in the background that too (to my knowledge) has never left Dubi since it was completed 2006, I think it's got something to do with registry, certification or some other bureaucratic red tape although the website claims it has an exceptional worldwide capability.        www.superyachts.com/motor-yacht-2611/dubai.htm
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #130 on: Mar 31, 2018, 11:26 AM »
photo on reply 127
That's the megayacht Dubai owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum in the background that too (to my knowledge) has never left Dubi since it was completed 2006, I think it's got something to do with registry, certification or some other bureaucratic red tape.        www.superyachts.com/motor-yacht-2611/dubai.htm

The Dubai yacht accompanied QE2 on her final arrival into Dubai on 26th November 2008, featuring prominently in Nakheel's video of QE2's final arrival as Rob posted somewhere on the forum quite recently.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #131 on: Mar 31, 2018, 11:38 AM »
The Dubai yacht accompanied QE2 on her final arrival into Dubai on 26th November 2008, featuring prominently in Nakheel's video of QE2's final arrival as Rob posted somewhere on the forum quite recently.

Yes just to clarify I believe the Dubai yacht didn't leave the coastal waters of Dubai when she accompanied QE2 but as I stated (to my Knowledge) I could be wrong.     
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #132 on: Mar 31, 2018, 11:38 AM »
The crane and the opening could be to supply the kitchen
also noticed the generator is still on the foredeck and the platform to the midship entrance still in place.
     

The platform to Midships Lobby is part of the boarding bridge system, it looks like a support of some kind - maybe to do with any tidal range in Port Rashid. I would imagine the relocation of the crane is mainly for any heavy lift requirements alongside galley supplies, although I've heard the forward galley is not planned to be used due to the far fewer numbers of hotel guests onboard compared to passengers in her active service days.
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #133 on: Mar 31, 2018, 11:48 AM »
The platform to Midships Lobby is part of the boarding bridge system, it looks like a support of some kind - maybe to do with any tidal range in Port Rashid. I would imagine the relocation of the crane is mainly for any heavy lift requirements alongside galley supplies, although I've heard the forward galley is not planned to be used due to the far fewer numbers of hotel guests onboard compared to passengers in her active service days.

It would be interesting to find out more about what is planned in relation to what galley will be used for the restaurants.  Also what the platform will be used for, but that you suggest Thomas sounds feasible.  Looking forward to hearing more details. 
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Re: QE2 photos from Dubai 2018
« Reply #134 on: Mar 31, 2018, 11:59 AM »
Multiple photos of QE2 back at her berth.
 

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