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Independence/Oceanic - Toxic US ship with dubious distinction sneaks into Alang

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Old 14th October 2009, 09:27
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Independence/Oceanic - Toxic US ship with dubious distinction sneaks into Alang

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Old 14th October 2009, 09:35
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They have done it again....unbelievable

Seems the name has been changed without any paperwork or IMO number being issued, just as what happened with Norway/Blue Lady.

I spose they thought that if she was laid up off Dubai long enough no-one would notice that she was on the move and off to be beached like Norway/Blue Lady...and if it was noticed, the ship would be beached anyway so the fuss made would be pointless.

NCL/Genting really are pushing their luck.....it really is only a matter of time before Big U goes the same way.
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May I just update this thread with it is reported that she has suffered "this time for real" damage, and is needed to be scrapped however she has beached herself on a sandbank and has filled with mud through cracks, holes that were caused by 10 years of absolute neglect "sitting on mud uneven, goverment tug of war"
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A sickening end for one of the most elegant ships to have ever sailed the seas.
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Old 19th February 2010, 23:22
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Indeed it should be a crime to destroy something so beautiful, a marvel of maritime history.
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Old 19th February 2010, 23:23
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but a least the greed of the breakers have not claimed her, however the fate that the american star had has.
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Old 20th February 2010, 00:35
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Yes, she has developed structural cracks, from the years of HEAVY abuse, and neglect, and at this point is believer to have closer to 6,000-7,000 tons of mud inside, 6-7000 tons is the number at which she will be unmovable from the sand bank, she is now the next American Star, another beautiful liner that suffered a horrible fate, especially since she was on her way to become a hotel.

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Can anyone post a picture of this ship?
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Doesn't anyone find it strange that there are no pictures of INDY being broken up? I would have thought a ship of this size being dismantled in open water would get a few pictures or at least an update or two. I have asked this several times on MM but to no avail.
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good day s.toth.re; your video the independance./oceanic. 20.feb-2010.10;35.it is quite an amazing history,a truly beautiful ship.like g carey question. today 00.55 are there any pictures showing her being scrapped.it would be great way to end the very interesting.and historical.thread.have a good one.ben27
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Hey Ben,
Another interesting post - I am enjoying your participation. Thanks for bringing this thread to my attention. Take care shipmate and keep posting!
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good day s.toth.re; your video the independance./oceanic. 20.feb-2010.10;35.it is quite an amazing history,a truly beautiful ship.like g carey question. today 00.55 are there any pictures showing her being scrapped.it would be great way to end the very interesting.and historical.thread.have a good one.ben27
There is nothing on the WWW after 2010. I find this very strange. Since her back was broken on the bar, they would have had to break her there. I though someone would have some kind of update. Only possibility would be the Indian Govt knows that it would be done in a haphazard way and does not want the attention drawn to them. I can't think of any other reason. Too bad.
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This talk about the toxic radioactivity on Indie is such a joke. All she had were trace amounts in the smoke/fire detectors and they make it out to be such a big deal. She was no more toxic than any other 1950's ship.
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