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Old October 14th, 2020, 02:41 AM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
Phantom_View
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Default Cruise ship industry floundering, ships being sold for recycling

On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:00:03 +0100, Keema's Nan
wrote:

On 13 Oct 2020, Phantom_View wrote
(in ):

"Cruises" are DEATH. Everybody knows it.

It is the END of that "industry" for a long time to come.
Norovirus was the sign, COVID was the hammer.

A pity to junk all the ships though .... gotta be some other
uses for them. The ultrarich could BUY them as private
yachts ............


Better still, just scuttle them around the English fishing conservation
areas. That would stop foreign fishing vessels from trawling and destroying
our seas; and would create protected breeding areas for what is left of our
fish stocks.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...aled-97-of-uk-
offshore-marine-parks-subject-to-destructive-fishing


Not the worst idea actually ....

But the things are loaded with oils and plastics and toxic
paint and ...........

Floating amusement areas, shops ... might be popular in
some places. A few people ARE rich enough to use at
least the shorter ships as yachts. Some extra hospital
ships might be wise, C-19 will not be the last epidemic
after all. Maybe Musk can take off the top and launch and
recover rockets ?

In any case, it is a horrible waste to just scrap the things.

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Old October 14th, 2020, 11:07 AM posted to uk.politics.misc, rec.travel, rec.travel.cruises, aus.politics, talk.politics.misc
Keema's Nan
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Default Cruise ship industry floundering, ships being sold for recycling

On 14 Oct 2020, Phantom_View wrote
(in ):

On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:00:03 +0100, Keema's Nan
wrote:

On 13 Oct 2020, Phantom_View wrote
(in ):

"Cruises" are DEATH. Everybody knows it.

It is the END of that "industry" for a long time to come.
Norovirus was the sign, COVID was the hammer.

A pity to junk all the ships though .... gotta be some other
uses for them. The ultrarich could BUY them as private
yachts ............


Better still, just scuttle them around the English fishing conservation
areas. That would stop foreign fishing vessels from trawling and destroying
our seas; and would create protected breeding areas for what is left of our
fish stocks.

https://www.theguardian.com/environm...aled-97-of-uk-
offshore-marine-parks-subject-to-destructive-fishing


Not the worst idea actually ....

But the things are loaded with oils and plastics and toxic
paint and ...........


Well yes, but I was assuming all potentially harmful material would have been
removed prior to the sinking.

We are talking nature conservation.



Floating amusement areas, shops ... might be popular in
some places. A few people ARE rich enough to use at
least the shorter ships as yachts. Some extra hospital
ships might be wise, C-19 will not be the last epidemic
after all. Maybe Musk can take off the top and launch and
recover rockets ?

In any case, it is a horrible waste to just scrap the things.


Although think of the thousands of tons of turds which are now going to
sewage farms rather than just being dumped into the oceans every night.


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Old October 15th, 2020, 01:58 AM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
Busta Capp[_2_]
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Default Cruise ship industry floundering, ships being sold for recycling

"Keema's Nan" wrote in message
news.com...

Although think of the thousands of tons of turds which are now going to
sewage farms rather than just being dumped into the oceans every night.


**** has been going into the world's oceans since the appearance
of the first multicellular organism four billion years ago...
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Old October 19th, 2020, 11:15 PM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
Busta Capp[_3_]
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Default Cruise ship industry floundering, ships being sold for recycling

"news18" wrote in message ...

On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 21:41:25 -0400, Phantom_View wrote:

In any case, it is a horrible waste to just scrap the things.


The cruise lines will start with their oldest ships, sending them
off to the breakers as the passenger lists -- and profits -- shrink.

Some of these ships are not built for maintenance. It might cost more/the
same/close to the cost to strip and reline compared to the cost of a new
ship. Hint. some ships are built from the ground up with the engine(s)
going in just after the bottom of the hull is laid, and they are thus not
maintainable, so they have to be considered as very worn.


At a billion bucks a pop nowadays, they better figure some way of
recouping their costs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-E8rFt5Cvo

They're no good if they become floating "pest houses":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLzEkge8wW0
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Old October 20th, 2020, 01:17 PM posted to uk.politics.misc, rec.travel, rec.travel.cruises, aus.politics, talk.politics.misc
Keema's Nan
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Default Cruise ship industry floundering, ships being sold for recycling

On 19 Oct 2020, Busta Capp wrote
(in ):

"news18" wrote in message ...

On Tue, 13 Oct 2020 21:41:25 -0400, Phantom_View wrote:

In any case, it is a horrible waste to just scrap the things.


The cruise lines will start with their oldest ships, sending them
off to the breakers as the passenger lists -- and profits -- shrink.

Some of these ships are not built for maintenance. It might cost more/the
same/close to the cost to strip and reline compared to the cost of a new
ship. Hint. some ships are built from the ground up with the engine(s)
going in just after the bottom of the hull is laid, and they are thus not
maintainable, so they have to be considered as very worn.


At a billion bucks a pop nowadays, they better figure some way of
recouping their costs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-E8rFt5Cvo


Only a mere billion? I’m surprised Bill Gates doesn’t have one, in order
to experiment with how many minions he would need to keep him and his cronies
in the lifestyle he demands while being able to sail as far away from the
pandemic, and then WW3, as possible.

I see Trump is going to lift the ban on cruise ships in the US just before
election day, in another example of his desperate search for someone to vote
for him.



They're no good if they become floating "pest houses":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLzEkge8wW0



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Old October 20th, 2020, 07:17 PM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
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Default Cruise ship industry floundering, ships being sold for recycling

"Keema's Nan" wrote in message
news.com...

On 19 Oct 2020, Busta Capp wrote
(in ):

At a billion bucks a pop nowadays, they better figure some way of
recouping their costs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-E8rFt5Cvo


Only a mere billion? I’m surprised Bill Gates doesn’t have one


There will be ****loads of them on the market before long, each going for
pennies on the dollar, with shareholders leaping tall buildings in a single
bound, top-to-bottom:
https://www.cruisehive.com/cruise-fe...ships-in-world

Some of the smaller ones could be converted into luxury yachts:
http://cybercruises.com/orderbook.htm

 




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