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Old October 12th, 2020, 04:52 PM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
Byker
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Default Cruise ship industry floundering, ships being sold for recycling

The cruise ship industry is fast being wiped out by the Kung Flu, an entire
industry that is being destroyed. The other industry that will also soon be
gone will be the movie theater industry. Next, the powers-that-be will have
to admit that commercial air travel is basically done. The world is getting
very small, very fast. And not in the hippie-happy sense of "we’re all
connected now!" Line 'em up: https://tinyurl.com/yxmz7fmk
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Cruise ships dismantled for scrap metal as coronavirus pandemic sinks
industry

10/12/2020

Cruise ships are being dismantled and sold as scrap metal due to the
coronavirus pandemic all but destroying the global cruise industry.

Earlier this month, aerial footage shot by drones showed workers stripping
walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels docked in Aliaga, a
town 45 kilometres north of Izmir on Turkey's west coast.

Three more ships are set to join five already being dismantled.

Chairman of a ship recycling industrialists' association, Kamil Onal, said
before the pandemic Turkey's ship-breaking yards typically handled cargo and
container ships.

"But after the pandemic, cruise ships changed course towards Aliaga in a
very significant way," he said.

"There was growth in the sector due to the crisis. When the ships couldn't
find work, they turned to dismantling."

The vessels have arrived for dismantling from Britain, Italy and the United
States.

Cruise ships were home to the some of the earliest clusters of COVID-19 as
the pandemic spread globally early this year.

In February, the Australian Government had to evacuate more than 150
Australians stuck onboard the Diamond Princess off Japan.

Weeks later, it ordered foreign-flagged cruise ships out of Australian
waters — a ban recently extended until at least December 17.

The now-infamous Ruby Princess was allowed to dock in Sydney, though, with a
special commission of inquiry finding the ship was linked to at least 28
deaths.

In March, US authorities issued a no-sail order for all cruise ships. It
remains in place.

Mr Onal said some 2,500 people worked at the yard in teams.

He said it took about six months to dismantle a full passenger ship.

The shipyard aimed to increase the volume of reclaimed steel to 1.1 million
tonnes by the end of the year, from 700,000 tonnes in January, he said.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-...id-19/12752382
















But that isn’t the point here.

The point is, whatever the tastefulness or morality of this industry, it is
an entire industry which is being destroyed. The other industry they are
preparing to admit is gone forever is slightly less obscene – the movie
theater industry.

Next, they’re going to have to admit that commercial air travel is basically
done.

The world is getting very small, very fast. And not in the hippy-happy sense
of “we’re all connected now!”

Rather, it’s getting smaller in the sense of the trash compactor on the
Death Star.

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Old October 12th, 2020, 07:46 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

On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:52:17 -0500
"Byker" wrote:

Earlier this month, aerial footage shot by drones showed workers
stripping walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels
docked in Aliaga, a town 45 kilometres north of Izmir on Turkey's
west coast.



A lot of that goes on in Chittagong, Bangladesh, as well, with little
concern for worker safety.

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Old October 12th, 2020, 08:11 PM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
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"Mr. Mag00" wrote in message ...

On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:52:17 -0500
"Byker" wrote:

Earlier this month, aerial footage shot by drones showed workers
stripping walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels docked
in Aliaga, a town 45 kilometres north of Izmir on Turkey's west coast.


A lot of that goes on in Chittagong, Bangladesh, as well, with little
concern for worker safety.


They'd starve without it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4cVGWTzKo8

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Old October 13th, 2020, 05:58 AM 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

"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 ............

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Old October 13th, 2020, 06:11 AM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
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On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:11:53 -0500, "Byker" wrote:

"Mr. Mag00" wrote in message ...

On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:52:17 -0500
"Byker" wrote:

Earlier this month, aerial footage shot by drones showed workers
stripping walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels docked
in Aliaga, a town 45 kilometres north of Izmir on Turkey's west coast.


A lot of that goes on in Chittagong, Bangladesh, as well, with little
concern for worker safety.


They'd starve without it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4cVGWTzKo8


Cruises are ALL OVER ... maybe for a decade or so.
They are just VIRAL DEATH.


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Old October 13th, 2020, 06:32 AM 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

Phantom_View wrote:
On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 14:11:53 -0500, "Byker" wrote:

"Mr. Mag00" wrote in message ...

On Mon, 12 Oct 2020 10:52:17 -0500
"Byker" wrote:

Earlier this month, aerial footage shot by drones showed workers
stripping walls, windows, floors and railings from several vessels docked
in Aliaga, a town 45 kilometres north of Izmir on Turkey's west coast.

A lot of that goes on in Chittagong, Bangladesh, as well, with little
concern for worker safety.


They'd starve without it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4cVGWTzKo8


Cruises are ALL OVER ... maybe for a decade or so.
They are just VIRAL DEATH.


Nothing ca be done for (small?) minority to survive/adapt?

Darwin Theory is about total wipe outs or *survival* of he fittest?
Even in your scenario it makes sense to preserve (small?) holdouts for
faster/easier restart after a few years.

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A. Filip
| It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever
| final. (Roger Babson)
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Old October 13th, 2020, 10:00 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 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


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Old October 13th, 2020, 07:47 PM posted to uk.politics.misc,rec.travel,rec.travel.cruises,aus.politics,talk.politics.misc
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"A. Filip" wrote in message ...

Even in your scenario it makes sense to preserve (small?) holdouts for
faster/easier restart after a few years.


That "restart" will probably be in the form of charter cruises for the
nouveau riche, interracial couples, queers, vegans, eco-kooks, and
animal-rights wackos...
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Old October 13th, 2020, 08:11 PM posted to uk.politics.misc, rec.travel, rec.travel.cruises, aus.politics, talk.politics.misc
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On 13 Oct 2020, Busta Capp wrote
(in ):

"A. Filip" wrote in message ...

Even in your scenario it makes sense to preserve (small?) holdouts for
faster/easier restart after a few years.


That "restart" will probably be in the form of charter cruises for the
nouveau riche, interracial couples, queers, vegans, eco-kooks, and
animal-rights wackos...


In which case, let's hope they run into a cat 5 hurricane.


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Old October 13th, 2020, 11:21 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 13 Oct 2020, Busta Capp wrote
(in ):

That "restart" will probably be in the form of charter cruises for the
nouveau riche, interracial couples, queers, vegans, eco-kooks, and
animal-rights wackos...


In which case, let's hope they run into a cat 5 hurricane.


The snobs deserve it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKLrUP-IyU
 




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