I don't blame you. The poor ship has been laid up for almost exactly two years with no upkeep whatsoever. Theft has taken place with all brass lanterns stolen as well as engine spares. Engineroom is intact though.
The various contractors who worked on the vessel are still awaiting payment for services rendered! This is one of the reasons the vessel has not left our waters.
Attempts to contact the owner were all in vain as no response was ever received.
Sorry Sir I am not to blame, I do not know the owner personally, I am very disappointed that the vessel has not been kept up to scratch and that the contractors have not been paid for their hard work and effort. (Probably a little embarrest as well an Aussie letting down the team.) I fear that the Alwyn will be scrapped, and that will be a terrible shame for maritime history. I just wish I knew what to do?
Thanks Mendi for the bad news. Whoever is responsible for letting the Alwyn Vintcent get to this state should, amongst other things, carry an ongoing burden of guilt and suffer many sleepless nights. Such a beautiful and historic little ship meeting such an end.
(Cloud)Yes. A local group did offer to purchase the ship for preservation, but the owner said "it all depends on what we receive as an offer from the scrap dealer"!!! So clearly those are their intentions! We don't get it as why bother purchasing a ship, restore it, leave it to rot and then sell it for scrap?