That's the same vessel?
they certainly have changed it up.
Served the citizens and cut up for scrap by illegals, how much you want to bet.
I did not read the entire story which is included with the photo's of this ship,but I had previously read an interesting story on the USCGC Mallow.That story is on line and is entitled "The Coast Guard and the Number 10 bouy".Great read.
Looks like there is a lot of life left to that vessel. If it can make it from Florida to Salisbury, Maryland I believe it has more life left in it. I would rather see the vessel recycled for more use than scrapped for metal.
i agree it's very sad
I'm sure the old gal does have life left in her, but is it economic life? Who would buy her? For commercial service the cost to bring her up to Lloyds standards would be prohibitive. For any type of passenger service the cost to comply with SOLAS would likewise be astronomical. With the price of scrap steel being at almost record highs the only logical thing would be to scrap her. And no "millionaire" is going to buy her for conversion to a personal yacht because the cost of a new yacht is lower than the cost of conversion.
Judging by the way the ship appears to be built,there's very little in the way of a bar or restaurant that can be made out of it.What a shame.I'm sure that every possible option was explored before scrapping it was decided upon.
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