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19-01-2019, 12:39   #181
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Passed by yesterday pm.

There was a digger, a mobile crane and what looked two divers on site.
They seem to be placing steel girders across the mouth of the graving dock astern of the NE.
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17-02-2019, 12:04   #182
 
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Saw an interesting programme on the Ss great britain the other night. Scuttled in the falklands in 1937 she was refloated and put on a barge to Bristol nearly 40 years later, restored and now attracts about 200000 visitors a year.
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19-02-2019, 13:36   #183
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Bit of a difference between the groundbreaking (once) most famous ship in the world and the old Aran ferry though

Every time I see an update in this thread now I click with trepidation in case it's news of her getting scrapped
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Passed by yesterday pm.

There was a digger, a mobile crane and what looked two divers on site.
They seem to be placing steel girders across the mouth of the graving dock astern of the NE.
saw it for the first time on Saturday - god it's very dilapidated at this stage. Was wondering wth is going to happen with it, as it'll crumble if nothing is.
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Just scrap the thing, it's an eyesore and has no real historical significance.
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19-03-2019, 11:21   #186
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Cycling home Friday p.m. via GCD.

The GCD/open end of the graving dock now seems closed off with the steel girders I saw being craned in a few weeks ago. There is now a pontoon outside of that.

There seem to be supporting poles shoring up the starboard quarter. As best as I could tell the NE looks like she is sitting more uprightly than previously when she listed a little to starboard.

Somebody seems to be doing something about her alright but she just looks increasingly decrepit.

Watch this space I suppose
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20-03-2019, 11:13   #187
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Who's going to end up paying for all this,,,,Joe Public?
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30-07-2019, 18:03   #188
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Passed through GCD on Friday. She is still sitting propped upright but nothing seems to be happening.
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Cycled past there yesterday afternoon. Although it was dusk there seemed to be absolutely nothing happening whatsoever with Naomh Eanna.

Would Waterways Ireland have any authority to force the owner's hand to do something about the vessel if it just sitting there apparently deteriorating ?
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