Monday 27 August 2012

Lyubov Orlova sold for scrap

The Lyubov Orlova, which has accrued more than $200,000 in unpaid berthing fees, lists badly. (John Rieti/CBC)

The sad tale of the adventure cruise ship, Lyubov Orlova, seems to just go on and on.

After being arrested back in 2010, the ship was bought by an Iranian scrap merchant for $275,000 in March and destined for the scrappers. But an unconfirmed report says the ship caught fire as it was leaving the harbour and was towed back in. This pic from shows fire tenders responding back in May.

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