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QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« on: Mar 14, 2018, 03:39 PM »
Dubai Dry Dock is under preparations to take QE2 back in for a overhaul painting,will keep you informed as it come in.....
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 14, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Awesome!  ;D
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #2 on: Mar 14, 2018, 03:49 PM »
That is great news, Louis !  Thanks for the info and keep us up to date as info comes in !   :) :)
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 14, 2018, 04:58 PM »
That's great news, Louis.  Do you know if "under preparations" means, they are currently and actively getting it ready?  Or does that mean they are planning it for some near but future time?

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« Reply #4 on: Mar 14, 2018, 05:11 PM »
Thanks for the information!

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« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 2018, 05:31 PM »
Fantastic news, Louis! :)
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« Reply #6 on: Mar 14, 2018, 05:53 PM »
Good news! Just over 5 years since the last time, and to be expected as part of a successful future even though she's not in class/seagoing condition anymore etc - will keep her in good condition for some years yet in her new role and shows how committed they are to her if there were any doubts.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #7 on: Mar 14, 2018, 06:26 PM »
Thanks Louis.

This surely is the 'ship to hotel' dry docking - when they blank off openings etc and arrange a way for her to be secured to the dockside.  At both the previous dockings she was still expected to sail again.

Now surely they'll use this to relaunch her?  Especially when she comes out...
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« Reply #8 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:01 PM »
I seem to remember we discussed dry dock visits recently and the consensus was that they'd have to do one very soon - and that it would need to be before a high profile launch of the hotel - wasn't it?
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« Reply #9 on: Mar 14, 2018, 07:15 PM »
Thanks Louis.

This surely is the 'ship to hotel' dry docking - when they blank off openings etc and arrange a way for her to be secured to the dockside.  At both the previous dockings she was still expected to sail again.

Now surely they'll use this to relaunch her?  Especially when she comes out...

Would make sense and is, I would've thought - like you, likely too.

I seem to remember we discussed dry dock visits recently and the consensus was that they'd have to do one very soon - and that it would need to be before a high profile launch of the hotel - wasn't it?

I remember that discussion, the saying "speak of the devil" comes to mind!
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« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 2018, 09:58 PM »
Absolutely brilliant news, many thanks Louis!
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« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 2018, 11:35 PM »
I had taken a nap at 1pm and this had exploded! People are interested!
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 14, 2018, 11:36 PM »
I had taken a nap at 1pm and this had exploded! People are interested!

QE2 is that special  ;)
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 15, 2018, 01:14 PM »
QE2 is that special  ;)

Very, very special, indeed !   :)
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking 2018
« Reply #14 on: Mar 15, 2018, 04:26 PM »
Sunday 18th March 2018 around 4pm QE2 will make her entrance to the Dry Dock at the Dubai Dry Docks...

 

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