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>>Does anyone actually want to see it?<<

I wouldn't mind. So long as it's cool with the people in the photo and the photo is yours to post, go for it.
 
Ok. My grandma said it was okay. I smuged out the faces, though. Can anyone tell me what class this is, where on the ship, etc.?

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Okay. It most likly was. Her cabin was under the water line. She had a porthole that looked out into the the wonderful sea. What a view. It didn't open of course. Haha.
 

Ellen Grace Butland

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OK Just what Has happened to the Independance? Has she disappeared into some fetid backwater, never to be seen again. I have my suspicions that she has 'passed beyond the gates' (of the scrapyard)
 
>>I have my suspicions that she has 'passed beyond the gates' (of the scrapyard)<<

The last bit of news was waaaayyyy back in this thread with the ship being towed to God knows where. I suspect you're right about her ultimate fate, but no reporter bothered to take note of it.
 
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Had she landed in Alang or Bangladesh I think Maritime Matters would have found out.

They had posted that the Topaz beached less than 3 hours afterwards, and she did a night run from where she was parked.

Where ever the Independance is, I think that the she has in all likelyhood been stripped, and will beach as a hulk.
 
>>Had she landed in Alang or Bangladesh I think Maritime Matters would have found out.<<

Very likely. They've been pretty good about keeping an eye on those places. Makes me wonder if the hulk ended up in some backwater in China.
 

Ellen Grace Butland

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I would bet that's where she has gone. Far beyond the gates of death, poor old girl. Another little "screw you" by NCL management. At least Carnival is honest about the fate of QE2.
 

Mark Baber

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The last reports on the Liners List (in late summer/early fall) was that she was somewhere around Dubai for possible use as an accommodation ship for construction workers or conversion into a hotel.
 
The last reports on the Liners List (in late summer/early fall) was that she was somewhere around Dubai for possible use as an accommodation ship for construction workers or conversion into a hotel.

I had heard the same thing, that it was in Dubai. This had me hopeful. I hope it happens. Are there any list members who live in that area?
 
Gee, shocker. Oceanic's (aka: Independence) "little trip" across the Pacific has proven to be much more expensive then its owners bargained for. Clearly, they were trying to pull a fast one, and failed in their attempt.

Thing is, I wonder what happens to the ship now? Ok, so the fee gets paid, but so what? Like that USA-imposed fine really benefits the foreign workers or protects them from PCB's, etc.
 
Did the Independence ever make it to the breakers?

Did anybody save a satelite image of the Independence in SF harbor before it was moved? There's a good chance Google Earth updated and that particular image is no longer available.

At least Carnival is honest about the fate of QE2.
I'd call QE2's a 'retirement' rather than a 'fate'. The France and Independence got death sentences but it sounds like the latter may have wiggled out of it, if the Dubai rumors are true. *crossing fingers*
 
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