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    odin x black watch hit the breakers last week - after attempts to prevent the scrapping failed
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    Makes one wonder when they send nice looking ships to the breakers and keep those ugly cattle boats they call Cruise ships.
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    Sad to see this old girl hit the beech but unless she could have been placed somewhere as tourist attraction? She was built in Sweden in the early 70's.
    Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Finland she entered service in 1972. She was 50 years old, she would be health hazard, loads of asbestos, dirty engine emissions. High fuel consumption by todays standards so just not efficient. The cost of spare parts for keeping those engines running. Also they would be difficult to source as would other spares required. I don't know maybe she has been re-engined during her life?
    The modern cruise world to me just seems to be aimed at bums on seats , horrorible looking things. For all that they are an engineering marvel, just floating cities, but a tragedy waiting to happen most likely caused by collision or fire.

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    star libra at the breakers - their are 2 more of star cruise ships to follow her ...star libra (2).jpgstar libra (1).jpg

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    odin x black watch - breakersodin black watch.jpg

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    Hi Brian
    I can't for the life of me see why they cannot berth those ships in Dunkirk and use them for all those illegals they have there waiting to go to the UK, unless they are afraid that they will get to comfortable.
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    Probably the ship would be stripped of anything valuable such as brassports, copper wire, furniture , the first night Des, put them under canvas where they belong and give them a Palm and needle to repair if necessary and teach them the real value of looking after themselves and not looking for free rides all the time. The terms of what is a person seeking safety has now been distorted beyond recognition , barring their entrance to a country has been put almost impossible by the stupidity of the E.U. by doing away with borders . This was discussed and advised against on this forum years ago and everything said then has come to pass. So much for politicians and the so called brains they are supposed to possess. Cheers JS
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