Ellen Grace Butland
I would like to see her become a royal yacht, but I think the idea is a Floatel (Hotel). And if she looks outwardly more or less the same, and if her new owners keep some of her present rooms, and they look after her, she would have an honourable retirement, and a new career. Even if we, her many admirers, would rather see her continue as a ship, the fact is she is a 40 year-old ship and needs megabucks to refit to new SOLAS standards, weighs against that happening. Lets be a little positive, because we could be pleasantly surprised with what the new owners do. Because the alternative is her being ripped apart in Alang, and to me it was bad enough seeing the CANBERRA chopped up there.