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NORWAY ex FRANCE

I went to Southampton in 1980 to photograph her maiden arrival from conversion in Germany.She was still recognisable then as FRANCE and remained so for a number of years until the addition of the extra deck which did nothing for her appearance.
Sadly out of service now following a boiler explosion.Future is doubtful.
 

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NORWAY whereabouts??

Does anyone know where the NORWAY is? The last post about her was on Marimtime Matters on 28 June. She was in Capetown, but hasnt been heard from since. Would the tow across the indian Ocean take over a month to Port Kelang? Any new infor would be great... Croix
 

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According to Maritime Matters, Norway arrived under tow at Port Klang, Malaysia on 10 August. Maybe there will be work Done on her after all.
 

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Another maritime group to which I belong reported recent rumors from Port Klang that a number of Indian scrap merchants have been onboard inspecting the ship.
Apparently, the turbines are not in an operable condition.

Bruce C.
 

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They have apparently been very serious the last weeks, normally caused by clearing of the undergrowth and tree felling and subsequent ignition of coal seams close to the surface. Apparently caused real problems in parts of Malaysia with severe health warnings being issued for large areas.
Hopefully by the time you leave they will have abated somewhat, we have experienced the same in Singapore a few times now, not pleasant at all.
 

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flyer682 said:
Oh dear. Is it the year for the Indonesian bush fires?
Yes, the worst ever and Port Klang is one of the worst areas. They had a ship run aground the other day. The smog is too thick to navigate in safety. They do not expect much improvement until the monsoons come.

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Picture of the Norway under tow off Capetown on the 2/7/2005. Her tug is the Chinese tug 'De Da' (3917/79). Latest reports indicate she may still pass to Indian ship breakers or possibly end up as a exibition ship, tourist attraction or floating hotel. I would prefer to see her scrapped than the latter. I visited the 'Oriana' in Shanghai and she was a sad, sad sight.

Peter (marlinspike)
 

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Hi
I did hear that the Norway was heading to Singapore and being turned into a floating hotel and casino.
Cheers,Ray (ramone)
 

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Per my Summer 2005 issue of Steamboat Bill of the Steamship Historical Society of America they indicate that Star Cruises will be having NORWAY towed to Port Klang in the near future ..."and intends to utilize the ship in a new venture, details of which will remain undisclosed for the time being" (NCL/STAR). Earlier she was supposed to go to Singapore for use as a floating hotel. So who knows what will happen. She's in that area of the world where they scrap vessels so fingers crossed. Alan Hill Bridgeport, Pa. USA
 

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Currently, NORWAY is anchored off Port Klang with her turbines still dismantled. Rumours abound regarding her future, but as Bruce said above she has been inspected by Indian scrap merchants and the latest rumour says she may go to Goa in India within a few weeks.
I remain hopeful that she'll stay put just a wee bit longer...........
 

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sadly looking at the cost for new turbines for her and what she is worth scrap value NCL are looking now to sell her to scrap its a big choice player now

it may still go the other way hopefuly
 

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NORWAY still lies at anchor off Port Klang. We passed her quite close inbound to Port Klang on 22 September. Unfortunately, my camera decided it didn't like the humidity and packed a sad until we were too far past to get a decent photo. Friends of ours travelling with us were however able to get a photo so there should be one coming shortly. The NCL logo has gone from her funnels which are now painted black.
Passed her again outbound the same evening and was surprised to see that she was ablaze with lights from stem to stern.
 
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