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A beauty long gone, but not forgotten...SS Norway (France)

Ally

Deckhand
Reports from Alang have confirmed that Norway has now lost her prow...her interior fittings have been stripped away and the first signs of her being broken up have begun with her bow being removed.
 

Ally

Deckhand
The ceremonial snip of Norway's bow has definately taken place, this signifies that she is about to be broken apart....as these photos show, her hull is looking very tired now, her lifeboats are all gone....a sad and criminal end for what was a beautiful lady....

Ships in the news, cruise photography

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Ally

Deckhand
Demolition has started on Norway, her top decks are being stripped away along with her hull doors & hatches... very very sad to see...
blue lady.jpg
 

Neil

Deckhand
ss Norway

Hi

With the monsoons due soon, work on the cutting up of the ex ss Norway will no doubt start to slow down. :rolleyes:

I expect the mobile crane, shown on the beach, can only work at low tide to recover steel being cut from the ship. :roflmao:

With all the delays in cutting up the ship I wonder if the shipyard, that has bought the ex ss Norway, will loose money ! :laughalot:

This happened with the ship breaking yard in Pakistan which bought the Canberra as she was also stuck well out from the beach.. :laugh:

Neil
 

Ally

Deckhand
I think it was a criminal waste of a wonderful ship...and NCL broke laws and told lies to get her to Alang. She deserved better than this :(
 

Neil

Deckhand
Hi

It looks as if the monsoon season has not delayed work on dismantling her, although it is possible that the owners of the scrap yards will work staff in any conditions and what ever the weather.

Neil
 

Neil

Deckhand
In the photos below, behind the remains of what was the ss France/Norway. can be seen the blue funnel of ss ' The Topaz '.

The other picture is from when ' The Topaz ' was on charter to the Japanese Peace Movement.

It is not know if any cutting up has been done to ' The Topaz ' although she was driven on to the beach at high tide.

It is thought that due to the fall in scrap metal prices some ships may have been bought for demolition at far too high a price and the ship breakers could loose money !
bluelady 15-11-08-2.jpg
THE TOPAZ.jpg
 

Ally

Deckhand
The signal for a ship about to be broken is the bow is snipped off, Neil. It's part of a traditional blessing ceremony for those who are to break the ship. If the very tip of the bow is snipped, then breaking is imminent.
 
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