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Al-Shuwaikh

Al-Shuwaikh

Freemantle.

Move the bridge, add balconies, re-paint, hey-presto! another cruise ship.

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And they pay "Thousands" to be on a glorfied sheep carrier. Not me. I might be a fool but not an Idiot............pete
 

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Wheras I do eat Lamb and its life. But there is something distasteful about these vessels. Same thoughts on whalecatchers and factory ships.
 

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Common Brothers managed one these vessels which in March 1980 suffered an engineroom fire after leaving Fremantle fully loaded. Ship was abandoned and sunk. Lots of lost roast lamb dinners.
 

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I was a cadet on these ships in the 80's. They are not as bad as they are made out to be. Particularly these vessels - Al Shuwaikh, Al Quwait, Al Qurain, where the sheep were carried above decks, were actually quite comfortable for the sheep, which were carried strictly to Australian legal standards.
 

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