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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #135 on: Mar 24, 2018, 02:12 PM »
Rob on your photo here https://flic.kr/p/dULrgZ from your visit on April 2011
show the workshops still full with tools and maschines.

All these workshops are been cleared out and those old pipes been removed
The same is happening along Six Deck pipes wise

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #136 on: Mar 24, 2018, 02:15 PM »
PS Those crew areas have only temporary lights on

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« Reply #137 on: Mar 24, 2018, 06:26 PM »
That workshop pic reminds me of the whaling station at Grytvikken!   Like somebody blew a whistle and abandon ship,

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #138 on: Mar 24, 2018, 08:38 PM »
Work on QE2 at the Dry Docks is around the clock.....

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #139 on: Mar 24, 2018, 08:49 PM »
Work on QE2 at the Dry Docks is around the clock.....

Not surprising, partly given the amount of work to complete in the 2 weeks. They work very quickly!!
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #140 on: Mar 24, 2018, 08:52 PM »
Not surprising, partly given the amount of work to complete in the 2 weeks. They work very quickly!!

Work is going as planned

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #141 on: Mar 24, 2018, 09:05 PM »
QE2 viewed from a hotel across the road

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #142 on: Mar 25, 2018, 11:11 AM »
Day 7 for QE2 at the Dry Docks....

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #143 on: Mar 25, 2018, 12:59 PM »
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« Reply #144 on: Mar 25, 2018, 01:03 PM »
Still shines like a new penny

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #145 on: Mar 25, 2018, 01:10 PM »
The anchor chains are been removed

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #146 on: Mar 25, 2018, 01:11 PM »
So refreshing to see her again clean and tidy after sooooo many years of uncertainty.

Well done new owners and workers! Wishing you all the best.

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #147 on: Mar 25, 2018, 01:14 PM »
Only chain removed her anchors have been welded in

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #148 on: Mar 25, 2018, 01:15 PM »
So refreshing to see her again clean and tidy after sooooo many years of uncertainty.

Well done new owners and workers! Wishing you all the best.

I did say that we should give her owners a second chance and now they are proving it

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #149 on: Mar 25, 2018, 01:29 PM »
I did say that we should give her owners a second chance and now they are proving it

I remember saying the same thing once upon a time and not being believed...

She's always had the same ultimate owners, through everything.

Her first managers looked after her well.

I can't say anything polite about her second managers.

Her third managers appear to have been consistently focused on their end goal, and carried it through. I'm waiting to see what she's like on board to give my final judgement. I do not agree with some of what they've done externally, and therefore expect the same on board, but this current team are going to be the team that achieved what none of the previous ones had.
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