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Since I had the opportunity to question the staff of GL, were asked about fault conditions.GL staff replied, the situation is unknown. Because, it was already to change the owner of The Oceanic, is outside the charge.
I also tried to send you a private message
sstraveler at aol dot com
April-13 about 19:00, Generator stopped and outage occurs and the ship had stopped and drifted. The first two hours had been in storage battery, emergency light, but comes with, it is also off to total darkness after 21:00. Late sitting for dinner, the restaurant is not because not ready to eat, seems to have eaten in a satellite café .24:30 midnight. Finally, electricity is lit. But, the engine is not running yet.1:00 am on April 14, in drifting. Air conditioning is not working because, of course the room is hot and humid.
April 14Was able to repair the generator 100V, 220V can not be used in generators are useless.Since electricity can not be used, for lunch, one piece of bread and cans of soft drink.Therefore, for equipment (air conditioning) is not working, it is very hot in pool deck. Not open ceilings. Currently, we have continued to drift left to wave.No hot water shower,just mere shower of water.The ship is like a "sauna bath" exactly.Dinner, "ice cream" and "canned fruit" and "cooking the vermicelli".21:00, has been provided is wrapped in thin bread and vegetables.Night would normally, but do not go out in the anti-piracy measures, everyone had come out. Supervisor also did not say severely. Since the previous day, the naval vessel of anti-piracy measures have anchored close to Oceanic. And has made a request that the escort.
April15.Breakfast is served in milk with flakes. Cabbage was cut , yogurt, canned fruit.Because it can not use electricity 220V, plus the heat does not seem to be cooking.Lunch, shredded cabbage and simmered soup vegetables and chicken wings. Only two 13:05, what repair is finished, Oceanic began sailing.15:00 Secretary General of Japan Grace annouced “began a trial ”.Now out of the water basin and toilet.Also seems to have restored power at 220V.But also water shower, not hot water. Air conditioning seems to have started running.100% does not mean recovery. Not yet recovered the phone, and internet access on board.Dinner is a cup of porridge, shredded cabbage, boiled small, yogurt.Only four.
April 16Breakfast was the usual return to the menu such as boiled egg, fermented soybeans, milk, vegetable porridge, miso soup, shredded cabbage. There is no rice.Lunch was porridge, soup, shredded cabbage, stir-fry, fruit cans. "Afternoon coffee" is not.16:00, electricity 220V was restored, ship telephone, international phone, air-conditioning was recovered. To all passenger, a glass of wine was served at dinner.
April 17Breakfast, lunch, dinner, all became normal.To all passenger, beer made in Morocco was served.
April 18Cochin,one day later than scheduled arrival
April 27Breakfast was shredded cabbage and watermelon, milk with flake.Lunch was shredded cabbage and fried chcken and rice and 1/4 lemon.Dinner was Stir-fry of vegetables and rice and Japanese desert.22:00,one rice ball was served.Of course shower is mere water.
April 2801:15. The Oceanic was moving slowly. Still does not run air conditioning.Sauna bath state wherever they are.Breakfast menu was usual. Restoration of the air conditioner was in the morning.Cruise speed of 10 knots and guess.
April 29.Cruise speed was 16.6 knot.
Keelung is the date the arrival of May 1 two days late.
Poor Balmoral can't compete with her 128 [or was it 118] kts of the south coast of Ireland the other week.
Very sorry to read about the problems with ss ' The Oceanic ' on her final voyage as the Japanese Peace Boat.
It looks as it she could now finish up on the beach at Alang as happened to ' The Topaz ' after her last peace boat voyage.
Many thanks for all the updates.
The blogger has stated that the service of alcoholic beverages, would be conciliatory strategy of Japan Grace.
Her speed this morning is shown as 15.8 knots and her arrival at Yokohama is now given as 13.00 hrs on the 4th May 2012..
She still looks stunning...
[ 05-04-2012: Message edited by: dmwnc1 ]
Sleep tight my old friend you served us well and provided many happy hours at sea.
RIPOceanicLaunched January 1963 -- finished with engines May 2012
Maybe you know more but my understanding was the Chinese did not run the ship up on to a beech and did a more old fashion dismantling versus Alang.
The pictures that surfaced of the Saga Rose showed her funnel removed, the top decks being taken down and and machinery being craned off. Versus Alang which chinks the ships on the beach .... but I guess it is all the same in the end.
Unfortunately if she is going to China I assume there is no chance for you to save any of the original art or fittings. I always wanted the "tourist class" sign over the lounge doorway. I threatened more than once to climb up and get it. I have two of the dining room ceramic tiles here and I am looking at them as I write this note.
As I said, sleep well our old friend .... we have lots of found memories. I am SO glad I got to sail her with Home Lines when she was at her peak.... more to come when I finish my book of her .....
I look very much forward to your book on her, though.
quote:Originally posted by Midshipcentury:Reportedly sold for scrap to China.
Such a shame that this wonderful could not find any other forms of employment elsewhere. The recent surge in crude oil prices was the cause of her cancellation of her Peaceboat charter. And in this economic climate, it would have been very difficult to find a buyer for the ship. Too bad though. I never thought that the ship's journey would come to an end so soon.
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