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Online Clydebuilt1971

I wonder if Alang is in the depths of this pandemic? It has all gone very quiet regarding ship breaking there after all and India has a large number of virus cases. I know our MOD has exclusively used Aliaga for scrapping our decommissioned warships and auxiliaries for quite some time now, perhaps influenced by the FNS Clemenceau/Alang debacle. This could be a shift in preference in general too given that Taiwan was the place that scrapped a lot of ships in the early 1970s (before Alang became the place from the early 1980s onwards alongside Chittagong and Gadani sometime in that period too), and before that La Spezia along with Japan were popular post WW2 into the early 1960s alongside our native scrapping centres at the time. Changing times perhaps?

True Thomas - we have an order for Lube Oil Systems with a company based in Pune, India and their factory has been in and out of lockdown over the last couple of months.

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USA Today, listed on 26 July ships being dropped from fleets, including Carnival Cruise line, Holland America, P&O, Costa Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2020/07/25/carnival-other-cruise-lines-cutting-ships-fleets-amid-covid-19/5449857002/


It is going to take a long time for cruise lines to recover from the pandemic.  Sad time for the cruise industry. 
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It is going to take a long time for cruise lines to recover from the pandemic.  Sad time for the cruise industry.

If at all, at the current rate. I don't really want to think about what we'll be seeing/left with this time next year and with the repeated spikes of the virus in various parts of the world. Very sad all round.
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TUI closing 166 high street shops in the UK and Ireland. Marella Cruises' parent company is TUI group.

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This may seem a little morbid from a ship lovers point of view, but I wonder if anyone is planning a documentary of the scrapping of the three ships currently at Aliaga?
Would be very interesting to see the actual process, plus they could do some very cool time-lapse shots......

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Carnival Fantasy beaching recently.

She got a real "tank slapper" on just before coming alongside the two Pullmuntar ships but corrected to beach.
High wind by the sound on the video.

Her sister is currently just off the coast of Libya - destination Aliaga also.

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It really is hard to see where the end is.  How much space on the relevant beaches is there...?

I think its a shame that the older ships tend to be smaller, its going to reduce choice.

Hope QM2 survives...
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